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conversion fresh to packaged yeast

fowler's picture
fowler

conversion fresh to packaged yeast

i've read many different ways to convert a reciepe that uses packaged  yeast to the fresh yeast that i have.  My home scale broke so i usually just approximate 2ts fresh to 1 pack dry active.  So far has always turned out ok. kepping in mind Im at home so my batch is small. i imagine if i tryied a bigger batch the possible mistake would be magnified. Any thoughts?

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breaducation

Not sure if this will be much help since your scale is broken but I have created a yeast conversion calculator that will convert from fresh yeast to active dry and vice versa. You may be able to use it to get a general idea of ratio's and apply it to volume measurments.

 

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fowler

thats great help thanks !!