Hi , Got a Smashing Pumpkin kit for christmas and was wonder if I can save this kit till next fall? I was thinking about either brewing and not adding the Pumpkin spice pak. or just putting the whole kit in the refrigerator? Any ideas?
Unless you are totally opposed to pumpkin beer in February, I would recommend that you brew it now before any of the ingredients get any older and buy another of those kits in mid to late September for the Thanksgiving time.
Interesting question. Dry malt extract, if its well packaged, I wouldn't have any trouble with keeping it for a six months. Liquid malt extract, if its well packaged, should be fine but I'm with you in that I would be questioning it, also. Wish we could give you a definitive answer.