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Old 02-04-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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I did a search through the forum after getting fleeced for DME / LME when I bought a brupack at the weekend.

I came across this thread from about a year ago which was interesting.

So one of our sponsors (The Homebrew company) sell 3kg for £14 but they are also selling 25kg of light LME for just £100

http://www.thehomebrewcompany.co.uk/ing ... -3_36.html

That seems like a cracking deal to me.

They also sell LME for £5.95 for 1.5kg

Then I found that Worcester Hop Shop are selling 25gk for less than half that, but pick-up only. Yes £48!

http://www.worcesterhopshop.co.uk/index ... daf02f8025

It's a 2 hour drive, but I'm almost tempted!

Any other suggestions to where I can buy some cheap DME?


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Malt miller here

£63.60 for 25KG. and he will deliver for 7.50 upto 30kg so you can buy another 5kg of stuff as well without costing more in carraige.


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top notch. Thanks.

It's liquid though. Are there any disadvantages to using liquid as opposed to dry?

Also comes with an added benefit of a free jerry can!
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liquid is easier to mix IMHO.
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Does it last as long though? I've read that fresh LME is better than DME but it goes off quickly.
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Worcshopshops is also liquid , they advised me it needed to be kept cool and used within 3 months once opened and was not suitable for freezing.
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well, certainly gives me food for thought. 25kg in 3 months is doable, but only if I was on a roll. I suppose I could always do a deal with some local brewers who might want to share the cost.
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By the way ,HBC LME @£5.95 per 1.5kg works out to about £99 for the same quantity , if you bought 12 cans delivery would be free.
I've made three of their full extract kits now using it , I'm drinking two and the other one's in the FV , I've always used Cooper's LME before and IMO HBC's is as good ,if not better.
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i was looking at sharing a load of lme with a mate, - why wouldnt u be able to divvy up, freeze till v solid vaccum seal and freeze -
like hops? as surely if its just a staling issue like with hops u can just do the same???
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Freezing it might damage it.


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