Can you use a dented can of malt extract?

We have all seen Ace Venture and know what can happen to your box during shipping. So it is inevitable that you will get a can of malt extract that is dented, but can you still brew with it? We break it down on this episode of BrewTalk with Mr. Beer.

So if you happen to get a dented can you can brew with it.

You do not need to worry about any bacteria forming or anything being wrong with the malt extract itself.

The cans have a very strong internal lining in them to prevent the malt extract from getting distributed and they have no oxygen in them to prevent bacteria growth.

So if your can is dented don’t worry about it, you can still brew it with no problem.

The only time you should ever be concerned is if your HME can is bulging. This will only happen if the can is very very old. In this case, we would recommend not brewing that.

But other than that dents or even past its expiration date the malt in your can will be good to brew.