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cindy6 06-19-2011 12:59 AM

yeast stored at room temperature
ok, so this newbie stored an opened pack of Lalvin 212 at room temperature for about a year. I proofed it. The mixture turned cloudy, with some noticeable yeasty smell, but no bubble.

So, can it still be used? And how about the pectic enzyme that was stored the same way?

Thanks a bunch!

Wiwine 06-21-2011 06:14 PM

Sometimes yeast will be ok, especially if it was stored in a dry atmosphere, but if you aren't happy with the proof, I would toss it and buy new. I'm more optimistic about the enzyme, but that probably should have been stored better as well. If you really need it to work, I'd shell out for a new package. Hope that helps.

cindy6 06-22-2011 07:56 AM

Thanks for ur reply.
I did buy new yeast, but it was on the way while the fruit was already squeezed and processed. Hence I was a bit worried and thought of using the old yeast.

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