Question about Yeast

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by SunChick, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 23, 2007
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    What is the shelf life of yeast? I have some bulk containers of yeast in my fridge that have been in there for some time and I was wondering if they are any good. They have pretty much been kept in the fridge the entire time. Is there a way to test and see if it still works?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    You can put a teaspoon of yeast in 1/2 cup warm (115 degree) water with a little sugar and dissolve. Wait 10 minutes and see if it's bubbling and "working".
     
  3. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I also buy bulk yeast. But I store it in the freezer and get out a small jar at a time to store in the fridge for regular use. I've never had any go bad. On average, it probably stays in the freezer up to 3 or 4 months. Less in Summer when the farmers markets are busy and I'm selling more breads.
     
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