Out of date LME

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Out of date LME

Post by spook100 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Clearing out my brewing cupboard I came across several litres on light LME that is about two years out of date. It is in a container that has been opened and is half empty but I can't see anything growing on it. Googling suggests that aged LME gives a caramel and melanoidin character to the beer so I thought that I might chuck it in with some speciality grains and make a barleywine rather than throw it away. Don't want to waste my time if it's going to come out rank though! Is it worth it?
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Re: Out of date LME

Post by McMullan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:01 pm

LME reminds me of 'soup' of some kind, at the best of times. I'd sling it down the bottom of the garden. On a compost heap maybe?

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Re: Out of date LME

Post by HTH1975 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 pm

If it’s been opened and out of date it’s probably fubar.

However, the experimental side of me would brew it up with whatever old hops I have that need using up and some dried yeast. You’re not going to be much out of pocket that way if it turns out crap.

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