Where can I buy the longest shelf life Bread Yeast?

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I have my wheat and a solar powered bread machine, now where (and what kind) of yeast can I buy (with out resorting to sourstarter)to use to make bread with for an extended period.

Thanks in advance for the help!

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), August 07, 1999


Look for Saf-T-Yeast....vacumn packed in 1# foil bags(like coffee). Available at health food stores,on line at King Arthur Flour or some grocery stores. Most grocery stores will order it for you if you ask...mine did. You will be surprized at how fast you yeast products rise--keeps forever in a mason jar once opened(keep as cool as you can).

-- MUTTI (windance @train.missouri.org), August 07, 1999.

Read in one of these books on old household tips that in days gone by when baking was done on a regular basis,a piece of risen but uncooked dough was always thrown back into the flour bin.This provided the source of yeast for the following baking.

Sounds logical ?

Suggest you try this before Roll Over in case it doesn't work !!LOL

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), August 07, 1999.

Chris...I make bread all of the time and I am going to try that. Do you then set it in warm water and sugar and sort of liquify it for use?

Taz...who loves good ideas.

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), August 07, 1999.

you can also get the SAF yeast from the nicer kitchenware stores too. shoot i have gone blank and can't remember the names.

-- t (applpie@aol.com), August 07, 1999.

Please, Taz, do try it and post up your results. Wow, (it aint gonna be, but) if it is a 9 or 10 the answer to this question is probably the most important one to face all of humanity for the next few years. Thanks in advance!

Then again maybe you just dig yeast out of a yeast hill or a yeast tree or a yeast bush, but I dont think so......

Where is Yeast, anyway?

-- Roger (pecosrog@earthlink.net), August 07, 1999.

grandpappy had included that in one of his posts. all he said you had to do was mix a piece of the pre-risen dough about the size of your fist into the next days bread dough, then let it rise.

-- sarah (qubr@aol.com), August 08, 1999.

Red Star yeast, buy at health food stores, whole foods markets, call in advance, get it BEFORE it's stored in the refrigerated display. Once refrigerated, you can't store yeast at room temp--it deteriorates rapidly. However, unrefrigerated Red Star kept cool, dry, dark, will keep its high potency AT LEAST a year, probably longer. Red Star haven't tested over a year, never had the need, but say their product is very much like European yeasts which HAVE been tested much longer.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), August 08, 1999.

Here you go.

Grow your own yeast.Found good information & tips at the old timers page at walton feeds.Also gives a few tips about yeast in general


-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), August 08, 1999.

www.beprepared.com Emergency Essentials has Fermipan Yeast- lasts at least a year unopened-

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), August 08, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

I just last week picked up something new to me, at my local grocery store: Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast in a 4oz jar. It is labeled good through February 2001, and then to be used within four months of opening, so that's a good 22 months or almost two years.

I'm wondering if this is Fleischmann's getting wise to Y2K, or if they've always made this, and ramped up production of this package. I've been stopping at the baking section to pick up yeast at least once a week since the beginning of this year and only now noticed it.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 09, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

I guess I should have mentioned. It says "Refrigerage after opening," which I will be able to do for high value items like this and medications. If you can't then subtract four months off that shelf life, resulting in 18 months. You may want to plan on making sixteen loafs and selling or sharing some.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 09, 1999.


I live in San Jose, and travel to Monteray as often as I can get a day off. (not often) What store has the yeast in jars you speak of? I have gone to your website and can not find your email. This email drop is real and I do monitor it. A 4 oz jar would be very nice. I think I would stock up if my local Food for less would stock this item. Maybe Whole Earth foods????

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), August 09, 1999.


Found it at my local Safeway! Expires in April 2001. They had a bunch of exprires 99 but in the back, there it was.

Thanks for the tip!

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), August 12, 1999.

Try making bread with beer. You can save cans of beer indefinitely . I am a teetotaler, myself. When you bake the beer dough, the alcohol evaporates.

-- Dufus D Shagnasty (mo bettr@aol.com), August 13, 1999.

helium- Where can I find out about "a solar powered bread machine" ??? -Dennis

-- Dennis Law (PaulLaw@aol.com), August 13, 1999.

The "Solar Powered Bread Machine" is a misnomer, I have a 800Amp-hr Battery bank, 550Watts of Solar Pannels, and a Trace 2.5KW Inverter. On a good day a commercial Breadmachine only uses 800W (peak Load) and about 400W average load for a 4 hour bread making cycle. Plenty of sun in an 8 hr day to bake bread! The solar system is also used for other uses such as Lights, Radio, some cooking.

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), August 15, 1999.

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