Shelf life of refrigerated fresh yeast

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  1. kokopuffs

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    The fresh yeast that I purchased from Fabko.com, a Polish store located here in the U.S., is still going strong after 4 months stored in the fridge, wrapped in wax paper and stored in a plastic bag.  However, today the block of fresh yeast morphed into a crumbly mass, half of it was crumbly and the other half a solid block.  But the yeast performed admirably in today's loaf of bread, giving a very good rise.
     
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  2. brianshaw

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    Yeast seems to be a lot more resilient than many folks give it credit.
     
  3. brianshaw

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    I have frozen dried yeast that performs admirably and I think it is at least 15 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. kokopuffs

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    Are you talkin' like SAF Red Yeast or something you possessed as a block of fresh yeast initially?
     
  5. brianshaw

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    Regular ADY. Probably Fleishman brand but maybe Red Star. I can't seem to find fresh yeast locally so use dried and wild yeasts.
     
  6. kokopuffs

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    My SAF Red lasted at least 3-4 years in the freezer until I exhausted that supply.
     
  7. chefross

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    Fresh yeast can be frozen for a long time.