From the HBD Archive
From: JLAWRENCE@UH01.Colorado.EDU
Subject: Extracts
Date: 1992-07-08 15:55:54 GMT

I have recently come across a number of recipes I'd like to try
that use amounts of extracts that are less than a standard can.
I've found small cans (1.4 lb), large cans (6.6 lb), and middle
sized cans (3.3 lb). The three bears would be proud. However, I
have seen receipes that use, for example, a cup or 2 of 1 type of
extract, a couple of pounds of another, etc.
So, my question is:
1. Does the stuff keep? If I were to open a can and only
use half of it, how do I store the rest? I don't have enough
equipment to create more than one batch at a time.
2. What's the best way to measure it? Warm it first to
get it a bit less (more?) . . . um . . . viscous (right? the discussion
on viscosity vs. SG was interesting, but I'm not sure I got it all)?
Pour it into a bowl and weigh it on a kitchen scale? Sticky, I would
think, but not impossible. Does anybody have an easier way?

On another note, I was happily washing bottles last Sunday and
allowed the dreaded boilover to occur. This one was a beaut (and
what a waste of perfectly good wort :-( ). Does anybody have a good
way to clean those burner pans and rings? The SOS pad didn't get it
all, and I got real tired of scrubbing.


- Jane

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