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I would think that storing it sealed and frozen would be the best way to keep it fresh. As long as it's under refrigeration, spoilage shouldn't be an issue, but I know volatile aromatics will still escape over time. From BYO: Liquid malt syrup is easy to store as long as it is in the original can. This is an ideal container that keeps the syrup safe ...
In short, no. Any LME you end up with will be super-dark. Dry malt extract requires flash drying with high pressure nozzles and is not a home operation. Briess has some explanation of the process. The technical nature of creating DME and LME is more than can be done in the home. It's even harder to do than malting your own grains, which is difficult ...
Its free stuff. Try it and see what happens. Getting and using some fresh hops and yeast would be a good idea. LME tends to get darker with age and some of the flavors get less intense, but it doesn't really go bad. As long as we are talking about canned LME and not stuff in a plastic container, it will make beer.
Hops add bittering via isomerization. When you add the hops to the boil, the alpha acids are extracted, and eventually isomerize and provide bitter flavors. This happens with or without sugars. Ray Daniels's book Designing Great Beers has lots of useful formulae and equations, including how to calculate IBU. Basically it looks like this: IBU = Woz * U% ...
I would assume they mean liquid malt extract as the specifically mention dry light malt extract below.
Most beer is made from a base malt plus specialty grains. In your case, you're using LME as your base malt instead of whole grains, but the result is largely the same as an all-grain brew. The base malt provides the bulk of the sugar that the yeast eats and the additional malt and grains give it flavor and character. Selecting different malts and grains to ...
Sure, dilute it, boil it to get about 1.040 SG and use it in the starter. All of the sugar content is still there. It may have staled and developed soapy compounds but the yeast don't care about those - they just want the sugar! After making the starter, put it in the fridge to flocculate the yeast and pour off the liquid so none of it makes it into the ...
Doing some searching around, LME can go bad, but I don't know how much it would effect your beer if it's just a yeast starter. You apparently get what people have dubbed "Extract Twang" if the LME is shelved for too long, as well as the color of the extract darkens, but I'd imagine a yeast starter is insignificant enough in quantity that you probably don't ...
You can make a large range of great brews using the same base malt all the time; regardless of extract or all grain brewing. The variety in appearance and flavors style to style is in the specialty grains. When I extract brewed I always bought the same style of DME (light) and did everything else with specialty grains. (I think golden, amber, brown, dark ...
1) William's Brewing carries it at the moment. It's 50% Munich and 50% pils. 2). Correct
https://byo.com/kolsch-altbier/item/1362-shelf-life-storing-your-ingredients This site has good advice for storing your brewing supplies..
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