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A non gardening question about yeast.

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
I forgot to put my opened tin of yeast back in the fridge about four days ago.
Bearing in mind the warm weather, do you reckon it'll be any good?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,384
    Fresh yeast or dried?
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
    Dried 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,384
    I keep mine in the cupboard … but I use it several times a week. If I didn’t use it so often I’d keep it in the fridge to try to prolong its life … but a few days out of the fridge isn’t going to make any difference 👍 🍞 
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  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,509
    You can always check by putting a bit into some sugar water.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
    Thanks @Dovefromabove and @Skandi
    I use it about twice a week and don't put all the effort into kneading the dough for nothing to happen.
    I assume if it bubbles it's still alive. Is that right @Skandi.
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  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,509
    Yes, if you get bubbles it's alive, If mine gets old I just let it prove a bit longer, seems to work.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
    I've started the experiment already @Skandi.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159
    Why does yeast not smell like it used to? It used to be a really strong smell while baking bread, that seems to have gone.
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
    Maybe the fresh yeast smells stronger. I don't use it so I don't know.
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,335
    It's  alive!
    Thanks everyone. 
    You're  right @fidgetbones. It doesn't  smell much  


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