Old Cans of Malt Extract

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  1. TeakwoodBrewing

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    I have 3 old cans of Munton and Fison Dark Hopped Malt Extract. I can't bring myself to throw them away....but they have been around for a long time (maybe 10 years). I was thinking of just getting some ale yeast and using say, two cans (3.3 lbs each) and following a beginners recipe from an old "The Complete Joy of Home Brewing" and making something simple. I won't have lost anything but a package of yeast and some priming sugar. Thoughts?

    I also thought of adding some ginger or chocolate malt, again not spending too much in case it doesn't work out. Also, if I open the cans and can see/smell anything off, I wouldn't move forward at all...but won't know that until I decide to use for brewing or find another use. Again, thoughts on other uses if not a simple batch of beer?

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    go for it, if it works great, cans would be better than plastic jugs for longevity so think it might work. I would be on the safe side and add your own finishing hop and possibly some sugar just in case
     
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    I use it to make yeast starters. The yeasties don't care.
     

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