Liquid Malt Extract
  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    How long can you keep unused LME? I have a receipe that called for liquid wheat extract, but 1 lb. I could only get 3 lb jars. I put the unused portion in the original milk jug in the fridge. Does anyone have experience with storing LME?
  • ThymThym
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    If stored without any introduction of undesireables it should last 6mo easily. DME can be stored much longer, but you should be fine for much of the remainder of the year.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Sweet. Fridge best place to store?
  • ThymThym
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    Benvarine said:

    Sweet. Fridge best place to store?



    I store lme in the fridge. I store dme in vacuum sealed packaves in the freezer.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    back in the early days i used LME and then a year later found a jug of it in the back of the supplies cabinet. tossed it into a kitchen sink style brew and it turned out just fine.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Yup..... keep it in the fridge, it'll be fine for a while.
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