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Barley malt syrup storage

metropical's picture
metropical

Barley malt syrup storage

I've tried a clean glass jar with plastic wrap.  Still gets funky.

It's now in the fridge.

Has anyone a working method for storage of this stuff?  I do like it for multi grain bread and I'm committed for at least this can.

But I may have to go back to the sprayed powder version.

LindyD's picture
LindyD

I've been using Eden Foods organic barley malt syrup for the past four years.  Comes in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. I buy it a dozen jars at a time, stash the unopened jars in a cupboard and the opened jar in the refrigerator.  Never an issue.  

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msbreadbaker

LindyD,

Can you share some of the uses for this syrup since you buy so much. I looked for it for a long time, bought a jar for a bread recipe, then forgot I had it. I just came across it and now can't think of the recipe. I'm sure I can find it without too much trouble, but was interested in other uses.

Thanks, Jean P. (VA)

LindyD's picture
LindyD

Hi Jean, afraid I can't be of too much help because my sole use of the malt syrup is for boiling my bagels - which I make quite often.

Sorry....

metropical's picture
metropical

I use as a 1/1 substitute for sugar.  Have for years.  Either that or spray malt powder.  Breads are a little moister and perhaps a little sweeter tasting.

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trailrunner

This is a syrup that should have no problem being stored. Not sure why you are putting plastic wrap...tight fitting lid and fridge if you must but it is not needed. c

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

or some such squeeze bottle with an attached cap?   

How about a syrup bottle with a slide opening?

The trick to any syrup bottle or jar is keeping the lid and the rim of the jar clean.  Before closing the container, thoroughly wipe rim with a clean wet cloth and wash and dry the lid to remove any spilled syrup.  Make sure a paper or rubber seal is in place so no syrup leakes around the rim and into the threads of the lid.   Sugar syrup oftens works like glue once the lid is on so it is important to be careful when removing syrup, and clean the rim before replacing the lid.   :)  

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Chuck

There was a similar question about molasses here a while back. It seems the main route of "green-and-growy-things" into the stored container is the (measuring?) spoon. The story (I seem to remember it was 'minioven's) was that she put the spoon in her mouth to clean it off before scooping the second spoonful from the container, and without even realizing it wound up polluting the molasses so badly all the growth later made the jar explode. The idea of heating/sterilizing the spoon over the flame of a gas range sounds like a great one  ...but I'm still waiting for a similar great idea for those of us who have electric rangetops.

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Mini Oven

boil some water and rest the spoon in it for a while.  geeesh!   You have no idea how clean I can lick a spoon!  :)   Good story by the way.

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gary.turner

I thought licking the spoon clean was normal. But, I'm a guy doing guy things; what do I know? I drink from the milk bottle, too.

cheers,

gary