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yeast storage

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Yeast-Keeping Botheration

August 3, 2007 - 6:56am -- browndog

Just bought a pound of saf yeast from KA after realizing it was about $3/lb cheaper than my co-op bulk ady. Then three things happened:

I read in Maggie Glezer that any dry yeast won't keep, once it's opened, for more then two or three months and that it doesn't freeze well;

Hamelman says modern dry yeast is more resistant to freeze-damage, freeze at will;

I recalled that since embarking on the misadventure of sourdough, I use less yeast than I used to, so I really do need to store it or expect to toss some, if Maggie is correct.

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