We Have Yeast> 1999 Year of production, purchased for Y2K.

Discussion in 'Survival Topic of the Month' started by HK_User, May 4, 2020.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yes it was put away for an event that was a non event.
    Yeast is a bit hard to find now and our current stuff is several years old and spent most of that time in the Fridge.
    Last night DW loaded up the Bread Making Machine (BMM) and all we produced was a sweet small very doughy loaf.
    Out I went to recover the two1/4 lb packs laying on a work table in the garage. They have been there since 2004 when we moved into the "Big House".
    One pack already had a small X slice at the top of the foil pack and I poured about a tea spoon into a glass measuring cup which was 3/4 full of warm water. We added a teaspoon of sugar stirred and sure enough we have a perfect bloom in 15 minutes.
    Prepping from1999 and I bet some would say we were hoarding, but really it was a Test Batch just to see how well it stored. YMMV
  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Well in recent history multi hundred year old yeast was brought back to make ancient beer and bread recipes.
    And this was just stuff found in the bottom of those old timy vases they used for sea trade. Not packaged for storage.
  3. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    if it was sealed in amphoras or amphorae that were intact either on solid ground or perhaps underwater there is a chance it might still be viable or can possibly be revived under the proper conditions

  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yes best conditions as it was sealed in a tomb,dry stable conditions.

    Now my yeast was opened by me back in 2000 to make bread. Then left alone in a hot/cold/open air and dampness and shuffled around a workbench for 20 years.
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  5. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    Yeast is amazingly tough...
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  6. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    I am amazed that WAL-MART was out of yeast on day one and has not restocked. Why? I have never seen mine out of bread.
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  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    All the non peppers suddenly became bakers.
    From the suppliers they have said it takes time to produce a large quantity as you can't just crank up a batch, it takes time.
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  8. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    I guarantee there is going to some expire long before it is ever used.
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  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Don't worry a new emergency is already in the works for the sheeple.
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  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    It will be presaged by yet one more house investigation/impeachment trial of the Pres/VP/some other high placed Conservative. To protect the chillins don't ya know.It still amazes me that there is a shortage of toilet paper but ROPE is plentiful everywhere.
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  11. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Dunno if the trigger event will be political, social, or economic. No matter which, the one will kick off the other two. Might very well be that some odd alliances pop up, and one side won't be able to tell itself from the other without uniforms. Snowflake screetching will be the tipoff of imminent fighting in the streets.

    Un-used rope. Just like the wimperers would like it.
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  12. Enokiprepper

    Enokiprepper Monkey

    This is actually really good info. Thanks for sharing and for describing the process of reanimating your yeast.
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  13. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Thank You.
    No Problem, always something new to learn.
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  14. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Long term yeast storage
    Yeast Storage
    making your own yeast for baking

    There is alot about bread adn yeast ... Some really great ideas.

    Putting sugar with the yeast is called 'proofing' the yeast

    Instant dry yeast donest need it. Active dry yeast must be reactivated by proofing in warm water, or the bread won't rise adequately. Late to the party but, YOU DO NOT need to “prove” (as it was called way back when) yeast BEFORE using it UNLESS you are unsure of it.

    You can proof with milk or honey if you dont have sugar
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