Quantcast

How long is DME good for?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Olive Drab

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
292
Reaction score
5
How long is it good for if stored properly? What classified as "stored properly?" Ive been using LME but want to switch and am considering bulk purchasing of 55# bags.
 

MikeFlynn74

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2007
Messages
3,875
Reaction score
22
Location
ANCHORAGE!!
Well first you need to get a cryogenic freezer using liquid helium. Then you need a power source for after Skynet becomes self aware. Once you have all that set up 3 miles in a hardened bunker, spread moth balls around the freezer and you could get a few months out of it.

- The above pose is in no way good advice.
 

Professor Frink

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
3,100
Reaction score
30
Location
Beacon, NY
My guess would be a few months. You mainly need to keep it exposed to as little oxygen as possible, as DME can oxidize pretty badly.
 
OP
O

Olive Drab

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
292
Reaction score
5
Professor Frink said:
My guess would be a few months. You mainly need to keep it exposed to as little oxygen as possible, as DME can oxidize pretty badly.
woudl air tight jars with silica pills be the way or is there someway better? I dont drink enough to use over say 55lbs of wheat DME in a year.
 
Top