Have you grown yeast?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by rockhouse, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. rockhouse

    rockhouse

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    Has anyone here tried to grow their own cake yeast (fresh compressed)?  I have some fermenters and carboys for wine making and i'm thinking about using them to grow yeast on molasses for baking.
     
  2. apprentichef

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    You're making things too complicated. Making your own yeast is pretty darned easy. Flour, water, counter-space and some patience are all you really need.

    Bob (my 9 month old batch, and always, always, always name your yeasts) has been burbling along quite nicely. Wendy who was almost 3 years old got thrown out by a "I don't understand why you had whatever that was in the fridge" gf.