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Storing fresh yeast

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Storing fresh yeast

Up until recently, I've been storing my surplus fresh yeast in the freezer. This works perfectly well, except the yeast isn't all that great when it is defrosted.

I've been experimenting on keeping it in the fridge - tightly wrapped in foil, which seems to be     working well.

Here's my experiment so far:

Seems to me that it's a combination of keeping the yeast at a low temperature and excluding all air.

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Mini Oven

half a fresh cube wrapped in its own foil paper, into the fridge without paying much attention to where it disappeared.  It landed on my open container of baking soda used to keep down fridge odors.  Sitting on the baking soda kept it fresh longer, surprisingly longer.  

Mini Oven