DoombarDave
After noon fellow beer lovers

My significant other half has been on at me lately to clear and tidy the garage before the autumn is out.  Well, as it was a nice day today, I thought I'd get on with it.

Too my surprise - buried deep -  I found this!!

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The best before date is June 2013

My question is - assuming I get new yeast -  Is this worth sticking in the FV?
Can I expect much, or am I wasting my time?

Your opinions would be most welcome

Many thanks

Doombar Dave
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Clibit
I dont think i would. 5 years is a long time. Make something with more guarantee of success. 


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Hops_and_Dreams
Hello Dave. I say go for it. I assume it needs some beer enhancer or dme? So as long as that was a bit fresher it should be ok with new yeast. Might take a bit longer to condition I suppose.

You could also chuck in some fresh dry hops at the end too, if the hop flavour has faded a bit.
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Pinto
I've made kits of a similar age before - as long as you go into it knowing it might be going down the sink after investing a pack of yeast and a fortnight of time then go for it.  I'd agree with the sentiments about adding some dry hopping at the end, as the bitterness will linger, but the aroma and flavour will long since have left town.
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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GHW
if you're time rich and beer poor, go for it!
if you're money rich and time poor, get a new one!
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Steve
Well it’s certainly Victorian! Get a new packet of yeast and go for it 👍
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