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Old Yeast Should be Proofed Before Using.

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This is a dead yeast. If the yeast were alive and fresh there would be as much foam as liquid.

Many of us have had failures when making bread and it does not rise.  This is normally because we are using old yeast. According to the manufacturers, it normally stores for about two years at room temperature and three to five in the freezer. Depending on your storage conditions and the packaging, there are exceptions to this.

Yeast stores best when kept cold or frozen in its original sealed packaging.  It is very perishable when exposed to air, moisture and/or heat.  …

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What do You do When Your Yeast Runs Out or Gets Old?

You are getting ready to make a few loafs of bread from your freshly ground wheat and you grab your yeast and see it is a few years old what do you do?  You don’t want to waste the food by using bad yeast. It is simple you proof the yeast by mixing a small quantity of yeast with an equal amount of sugar.  Add the mixture to warm water (105-115 degrees).  Active yeast will begin to expand and become bubbly within five to ten minutes.  If this reaction takes longer, you can still use the yeast, but you will need to use more than normal. …

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