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Kent Berry <berry@wolfenet.com>
Sun, 30 Jun 1996 14:11:12 -0700
Phil wrote:

>I recently went to Sam's Club to buy Red Star yeast in bulk. Instead of 
>getting a one-pound package for $3.50, though, I got 2 one-pound 
>packages for that price. Can these vacuum-sealed bricks be frozen and, if 
>so, for how long. I recall reading here previously mention of freezing 
>after opening the package.

I freeze mine and use the yeast directly from the freezer (I use mine in a bread
machine.)  I have kept mine for several months this way, and haven't noticed
an appreciable decline in the yeast's effectiveness even at the bottom of the bag.

Julie Berry
Auburn, WA