Hi to all again. Yeast hospital needed!
I have in hand a very old yeast cake which is probably older than me. My daughter brought it back from The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY, about 50 miles away. Its been in my freezer now for a couple of years, but having read of yeast longevity, I have no doubt that with TLC, vigorous life could be coached back into it. This could date back into the late eighteen hundreds to the 1920's or thirties. I just don't know. I'm sure the folks at this museum would be pleased to offer any information they have re: this yeast. I would be more pleased to hear that one of you might be interested enough to act as a life savior. It's yours for the asking. If more than one of you speak up, I'll do my best to guide it's path.