Originally Posted by ou8amaus
Anyone have any positive experience with expired kits? They have gone slightly brown and while the ferment is messy it seems to smell good and send to want to ferment dry... At this point I have nothing to lose but what are your experiences?
Yes, I bought four kits from my LHBS that were older/expired. They were Orchard Breezin kits, two Cranberry Craze, one Apple Delight and a Raspberry Rapture. The Cranberry kits were 2 yrs old, the Apple 18 months and the Raspberry was 15 months.
All turned out great. The Cranberry kits are my Wife's favorite low end kit. Have never had a bad review from bottles given away.
I'll admit that the Cranberry kits were not a deep red but a muddy red, so some browning had occurred to the concentrate.
Bought four kits for $105, was well worth the risk.