1 Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:38 AM

Hey Guys,
I picked up a tin of Coopers Pilsner extract the other day only to find the best before date is October 2017.

I did a quick search and saw some mixed opinions on using out of date cans.

Has anyone had good results with an out of date can? I plan to use a different yeast, but just wondering if anyone has actually brewed with an out of date can?

2 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:08 AM

I would definitely open the tin before bunging it together with the other ingredients.

3 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:29 AM

You'll probably get mixed views on it everywhere. It'll still make beer, but it might not turn out as nice as an in date kit. My feeling would be not to use it, or use it to make yeast starters or something, but if you do use it maybe hop the shit out of it to mask any crappy flavors from the old extract.

4 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:30 AM

FAQ - using a brew can beyond the Best Before date

5 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 11:05 AM

Legends thanks for the response. Appears its not worth the risk. I'll just get another one

6 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 1:04 PM

I once made a WilliamsWarn lager that was out of date. I used a fresh pack of Saflager yeast. It was terrible. Dont do it

Last edited by Rowbrew (Monday, April 16, 2018 1:04 PM)