How long does unopened yeast last
Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:55 AM
I'm getting ready to place an order from Pleasant Hill Grain and wanted to add a pack of the SAF yeast to my order. I don't need yeast yet, though, I just don't plan on another order anytime soon. How long can the yeast sit unopened up in my cabinet?
Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:58 AM
If I were ordering yeast in bulk I would all and inquire about the expiration date before selecting an amount to purchase.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:05 AM
Lasts longer in the fridge.......
Yes, this. I have Red Star yeast in the back of my fridge that's five years past its "best by" date. When I recently made cinnamon rolls, the brand new yeast I bought barely foamed when proofed, but my six-year-old yeast went crazy. Keep it in the fridge.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:07 AM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:40 AM
I freeze mine. Seems to do well opened or unopened that way.
Me too. I buy yeast by the jar and keep it in the freezer. It NEVER goes bad, and I've been doing this for years now.