> From: Arthur Gregg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Post Hurricane Yeast Question
> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 14:24:26 -0400 (EDT)
> I have been following and enjoying this list for a while now, and really
> have found many useful tips and great recipes. I know yeast questions
> seem to get asked every other week, but I would just like an opinion about
> whether my yeast suffered damage for the long run. We just got our power back
> on after 6 LONG days w/o. I had SAF both in the freezer (the large portion)
> and some in the fridge which I use on a regular basis. It was VERY hot and
> humid here while our power was off, and the basic info being broadcast that
> things in your freezer would stay cold for 72 hrs. if you didn't open the door
> was NOT true. We decided to check after 48 hrs. and everything was a stinky,
> raunchy, thawed mess! That's another story! The yeast in the fridge I just
> left in the airtight jar, and the freezer yeast I just left in its original
> bag which was also in a freezer Ziplock bag. It sat that way for the
> duration. Do you think that it will have suffered very much? Love some
> input, and thanks in advance.
> Sally in NC
Sorry to hear of your hurricane problems; we missed the brunt of it here in VA.
There is a pretty good chance the yeast is still good, but you probably should
use it as soon as you can; not because it will make you sick or anything - it
just may not last as long.
To see if it is good, just put a tsp of if in some warm water and see if it
foams up in a few minutes. If it does, it is good; if not, trash it.
Southampton County, Virginia, USA