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firestem4

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I have been wanting to do a Sahti but I've been trying to find a resource for some real Scandinavian bakers yeast. I did find one but they're international and the cheapest shipping method (still not super cheap) is through regular postage (I image this is shipped in a "letter".

Do you think the yeast would be ok by the time I received it? Shipping time says about 8-10 days.
 

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Dry bakers yeast (stored reasonably well) is fine for 18+ months, so I think you'll be fine
 

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Dried granulated baker's yeast was originally developed for the U.S. military during World War II, so one could say that it is very hardy. The beauty of dried yeast is that it can be shipped in the winter without worrying about the culture freezing in transit. In fact, dried yeast can be stored in the freezer to extend its life.
 
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