Storage of instant yeast
Finally figured out how to post something, and my question is simple: how do you store your instant yeast? I've been buying Fleischmann's yeast by the pound, hermetically sealed, and once opened, I put it, package and all, into a plastic bag, seal it, and keep it in the fridge. It usually lasts until the package is finished, but not always. I've been told that it does better in the freezer, but that didn't seem to work at all for me. I've also tried transferring it to a plastic jar with a tight-fitting lid, but it didn't last that way either. The only reason I use the instant yeast is that it works out much cheaper than if I bought those jars of active dry yeast. I'd love your thoughts, suggestions, etc.