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Out of date kits

Post by Manngold » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:46 pm

Just found two out of date kits in the Garage. They have remained relatively dry and seem free from rust etc.

They are the Milestone Black Pearl Irish Stout kit (https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/ac ... r_Kit.html). They went out of date in November 2014. Would they still be ok to brew? Obviously I would change the yeast (I chucked the yeast long ago). What do people think?

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by McMullan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:05 pm

What does it taste like?

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by Manngold » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm

To be honest I can't remember. I did one three years ago. For a party and it all got drunk. Lots of roast malt flavour and maybe coffee?

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by alexlark » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:55 pm

As long as the cans are not bulging then go for it.

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by Manngold » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks.

Any advice on the Yeast to use?

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by McMullan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm

Manngold wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm
To be honest I can't remember. I did one three years ago. For a party and it all got drunk. Lots of roast malt flavour and maybe coffee?
I meant the syrup. If it tastes fine, it should be fine to use :wink:

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by Manngold » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:08 am

McMullan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Manngold wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm
To be honest I can't remember. I did one three years ago. For a party and it all got drunk. Lots of roast malt flavour and maybe coffee?
I meant the syrup. If it tastes fine, it should be fine to use :wink:
Just ignore me... I blame the 8 week old for my sleep deprivation!

Will do. Thanks.

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by McMullan » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:26 am

Manngold wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:08 am
blame the 8 week old for my sleep deprivation!
Yeah, sympathy there. It gets easier :D They can even help on brew day, when they can walk and carry stuff :wink: My daughter knows more about brewing than I can remember. I just ask when I forgot :mrgreen:

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by alexlark » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:28 pm

Manngold wrote:Thanks.

Any advice on the Yeast to use?
S04, Wilko or Nottingham should all be safe bets.

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by Manngold » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:50 pm

alexlark wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Manngold wrote:Thanks.

Any advice on the Yeast to use?
S04, Wilko or Nottingham should all be safe bets.
Thanks Alexlark. I used Crossmyloof real ale recently and wasn't that impressed. Is Wilkos Windsor?

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by vacant » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:43 pm

Cooper's extract, five years out of date was fine!
I brew therefore I ... I .... forget

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by alexlark » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Wilko is supposed to be Nottingham. I've never used Nottingham but have had great results with Wilko.

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by privatewiddle » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:36 pm

Manngold wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:50 pm
alexlark wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Manngold wrote:Thanks.

Any advice on the Yeast to use?
S04, Wilko or Nottingham should all be safe bets.
Thanks Alexlark. I used Crossmyloof real ale recently and wasn't that impressed. Is Wilkos Windsor?
Hello, Wilkos is Danstar Nottingham. Its packaged at source by the manufacturer with Wilko sachets used to package. It is not bought in bulk and re-packaged.

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Re: Out of date kits

Post by Robwalkeragain » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:04 pm

Nottingham's great if you love dry beer, esters that taste awful and the smell of sulfur, lol. Us-05 all the way for me. Clean, reliable, massive temp range and usually carbonates without priming.

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