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I messed up and have 25kg of light LME that will need using up pretty quick once it is opened

I have only done ale/lager kits in the past, but wanted to do some experiments with extract brewing and messed up an order(!). I don't have extensive facilities or equipment, so want to work out what ...
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LME Sour Recipe Suggestions

I am a new brewer and have only done LME Kits. I would like to try to make a sour but am not quite ready for an all grain brew. Are there any good recipes out there for a good Sour Ale using LME?
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Can any LME be used for Mr. Beer kits or is it suggested to only use theirs?

I'm looking for alternative LME providers to use with my 6 gallon Mr. Beer kit. Coopers LME selection is decent, but I was wondering if anyone has used other brands of LME before with Mr. Beer. If so, ...
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Should I even bother with this kit?

I took a year hiatus from brewing because My wife and I recently had a baby. Now that it is not as demanding I wanted to start brewing again. I found a kit I had for about a year. It's a vanilla ...
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How to keep extract from caramelizing during the boil?

I'm brand new to brewing and am trying to make sense of the instructions from my extract kit (Brewer's Best Amber Ale). During the instructions for the boil, they say that it's important to make sure ...
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Substituting Dark LME with Amber LME in a Stout

I'm following this stout recipe for the second time (it's a good one). I had planned to double the recipe to make ~ 40ltrs instead of 20ltrs. The recipe calls for: (2.7KG) 6 lb. Dark Liquid Malt ...
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Breaking down liquid malt extract

I've been brewing 2 gal batches of beer from extracts like Mr Beer. Their LME packets are only 8.8 oz. Can I take a 3.3 lb. can, dilute it with a sufficient amount of water and divide it up into 6 ...
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All Liquid Malt Extract without boiling

Is there any recipe for brewing a all Liquid Malt Extract without boiling? I'd like to make hop tea with some LME, lets say about 5l(1.3 gallons) and mix it with warm water and LME. This may ...
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Alternative malt extract for Northwestern Gold LME

I was thinking of making this recipe but my homebrew store doesn't have any Northwestern Gold LME. Would any old light malt extract be an okay replacement? A full list of (liquid) malt extracts I can ...
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Mixing dme and lme

I have a few questions about dme. I want to make a light wheat beer but the wheat lme at my shop is dark. So I have 3.3 lbs of a light beer lme and 1 lb of Bavarian wheat dme. I was planning on making ...
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Recipe calling for LME or DME

I'm a bit new to extract brewing and am a bit confused about the following recipe. Red Hawk Ale It says it requires: 6 lbs. amber malt extract Does this refer to 6 lbs. of amber spray-malt, ...
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Old malt extract (liquid) for a yeast starter

So by old I'm talking maybe ten years! I was cleaning and found quite a bit of LME gifted to me with all my original homebrew equipment. I was mid-swing into the trash can when I wondered if maybe I ...
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Boil size, ABU's and adding LME

I see version of this question has been asked, so apologies for the repeat but its never quite answered in the way I need. I made a batch last night and noticed half way through the process that ...
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Liquid Malt Extract Variation

While picking up supplies for my 2nd brew yesterday, I noticed that I'm using the same LME for this brew (pale ale) as I did for my last (brown ale). In fact, I only saw the one barrel, so I think ...
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What is the shelf life of canned LME?

I have a buddy that has a Mr. Beer kit he said he is never going to use (It is about 3 years old). I mostly want it for the P.E.T. bottles but was wondering: Depending on what ingredients are in the ...
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Munich LME recipe conversion?

I would like to make the Maibock recipe from Brewing Classic Styles. It calls for Munich LME. 1) Does anybody know where I can get my hands on some 100% Munich LME? 2) If I can't get 100% Munich, ...
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Liquid malt extract storage

What's the best way to store LME for extended periods of time? Can LME be kept in the freezer to limit spoilage or are there better ways keep it somewhat fresh?
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Home-made LME&DME-is it achievable?

Pretty often when you brew an all-grain batch you get a quantity of extra wort with no apparent use. A common practice is to keep some of that wort for a starter for the next batch. Could someone ...