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Old 16-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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HI,
I am about to start extract brewing and came across this web site that sells 15KG LIGHT PREMIUM GRADE LIQUID MALT EXTRACT for £29.99 + £7.50. This is about the price of 3 cans and over 3 times the amount.

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1) has anyone used this shop before. edit, forgot the link http://www.worcesterhopshop.co.uk/produ ... cts_id=154

2) Is there any advantage/disadvantage to buying in bulk over the expensive cans.

3) is there any better bulk LME than this one.

4) anything else I've missed.

p.s. I will be sharing this with a local brew buddy so bulk buying seems like a good idea. Thanks in advance.
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Old 16-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bulk buying LME

I think I've seen this discussed on the forum before but only once
1st question is which shop, I can't see a link
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2) Is there any advantage/disadvantage to buying in bulk over the expensive cans.
other than being careful to keep free of germs between uses, none I can think of
Pass on the other questions
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It's Worcesterhopshop , I thought about trying it ,but once opened must be kept cool and will only last 2-3 months.
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Old 16-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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It's Worcesterhopshop , I thought about trying it ,but once opened must be kept cool and will only last 2-3 months.
You are correct. I missed that one. Here is the link to the product

http://www.worcesterhopshop.co.uk/produ ... cts_id=154

p.s. I think the 2-3 months should be long enough for 2 eager brewers to at least make a saving.
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Old 16-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link, i had discarded extract as a bit pricy but i can see the appeal if im making a 8% porter doing half grain and half extract, could be much more efficent by beersmith 18l of extract being 25kg of grain at my 72% efficency with 4-5% recipes..., especially seemas the shop does marris otter for £20 a 25kg sack... may have to wait till i know how much beer my flatmates drink before i begin ordering this many litres of beer making stuff.

Also would LME freeze? even if it doesnt surely it would keep better?
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Good price on the DME too

Unfortunately there isn't much of a selection
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Also would LME freeze? even if it doesnt surely it would keep better?

I previously emailed them and asked the same question ,in their opinion it doesn't.
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