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thebrooksstead

ISO bulk yeast packets for mixes

I've been a reader of these forums and this site in general for a long time, but this is my first time posting.  I was wondering if anyone here might know where I can find yeast packets in bulk - preferably, instant yeast - in mylar packets or even a name brand like SAF.  I'm planning on making some bread mixes and I'm not sure how to include the yeast packet without spending a ton at the grocery store where they cost over $1 each.  I use regular bulk instant yeast at home where I keep it in the fridge, but I don't think I can just include a little packet of that with each mix - it has to be sealed so the yeast will last awhile, right?

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Nickisafoodie

Sells a 1 pound bag of SAF for about $5.  Best yeast ever besides!  I freeze it and it lasts well over a year, taking out what little I need at the time of the bake.  It is vigorous in spite of freezing.   If you were going to go through a pound in a few months, then just store refrigerated instead.   I mostly do sourdough breads so I don't go through that much yeast...

The one pound size is available on the web if you do not have a Whole Foods store nearby...

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thebrooksstead

I do buy bulk  yeast, but I'm wanting packets that I can include with mixes.  Individual packets for single loaves of bread.

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Kitchen Barbarian

Just put the amount of yeast needed in little ziplock baggies.  Snack size, or they make much smaller ones for crafts.

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thebrooksstead

That's what someone else suggested on another forum, but I wasn't sure how long the yeast would stay good at room temp.  I guess I can always tell the recipients to store the yeast packets in the fridge.

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RodInBangkok

Bruggeman has packets, I've used their Blue for many many years and will never switch.

 

http://www.algistbruggeman.be/Algist-Bruggeman/English/Home/Consumers/Products/page.aspx/254

 

 

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thebrooksstead

Thanks!