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Bigfella

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I have a few simple questions

1. What do you guys use for CC I see that some of you use a Jerry what exactly is a Jerry.

2. There was talk on a thread about buying LME in bulk, and some one mentioned storing it in a bucket with a honey gate - what is a honey gate and where do I get one.

Thanks Guys. :chug:
 

JasonY

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I use a plstic jerry can which I got from KMart for $20 in the camping section. Blue plastic sucker which I think is closer to 25L than the 20L stated. USed for storing water in for camping I think, just give it a good clean and a soak in weak bleach sol to get the plastic smell out of it.

Never seen a honey gate either?
 

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This is a picture of a honey gate.
It is in place of your normal fermenter tap.
So you buy a fermenter full of liquid extract with a bigger tap (honey gate).

Beers,
Doc

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here is one installed in a fermenter/pail/bucket.

Doc

BTW Grain and Grape have them on their price list here for $29.95.

malt_bucket.jpg
 

Bigfella

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thanks guys 2 questions answered very easy.
 
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Apiarists supply shops also sell honeygates, and may have a second hand bin with hg already installed

Jovial Monk
 

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Apart from using it quickly, are there any tips on storing LME? Does it go off easily? preferred temps etc.
 
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Jovial_Monk

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Keep it cool, I guess

Mold tends to grow on the surface of the LME in an opened & resealed drum

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I'm also interested in hearing people's experience with bulk LME. I've just purchased a container, honey gate and bucket. It's currently sitting in the garage waiting to be used but I might throw it into my CC freezer.

For reference, gate($17) and bucket ($16) came from Bindaree in Canberra(www.bindaree.com.au).
 

GMK

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Bulk LME

I have been using Bulk Lme for the past 3 years.
Mine is stored in an old snap lock fermenter with a honey gate. The lid never gets opened until the malt is finished.
I clean and sterlise with boiling water - this is my entire sterlisation routine - only ever use boiling water...

This is stored in the shed ontop of the brew cupboard so that i can still reach up and open the gate when i want some. In Canberra - minus 8 to plus 35 celcius outside - no idea what that was inside the shed.

Never got any mould. Stayed usable and was used in my award winning recipees. No complaints so far.

hope this helps.
 

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Well what about Dry LME GMK. Have you ever had to store large amounts of that?
Im getting some soon.
Actually while I am in the "A few simple questions" thread.
What is recommended for bulk purchases? Liquid or Dry?
Who has used what and whats the experiences with it like?

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Johno

Never worried about Dry because it was TOO Expensive.

I get 28kg of LME for $85.00.
DME was over 150 for 25kg...

Unless some one can correct me.
 

johnno

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Thanks GMK.
But if you could get a good price on Dry is it better to get that?
Plus where do u get the LME from?

cheers
 

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Johnno,

Got mine from Grumpys. $85 for 28kg extra pale LME. Postage to Canberra was around $20.

From memory, Grain and Grape sell for $89.
 

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Thanks daveisbludging,
Trying to get to the G&G tomorrow for some yeast. I Havent been there yet so will check it out.

cheers
 

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GMK said:
I get 28kg of LME for $85.00.
DME was over 150 for 25kg...
OK Ken, where do you get your LME?
 

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We Stu

Got my last one from Grumpys.
Free freight in SA if you spend over $50.00.

I have amber and light at home - you can come in with mine if you want to...
 

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