Dry Yeast Storage

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  1. Nola_Brew

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    Going to brew this weekend and I will need to use 5.5 grams of dry yeast (3 gal batch). If I seal the remaining yeast and then vac seal and put in the fridge will that be good to last 3 weeks before using the rest in another brew?
     
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    I have never done it but have read plenty of people on forums doing it. I think it will be fine since it is vacuum sealed. A lot of people just fold the package and tape it shut and it works fine. Just make sure to re-hydrate it before pitching. If it doesn't work you can always pitch a new package.
     
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    dry yeast can go in the freezer too I have a block of bread yeast in my freezer now, it thaws very fast
     
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    It's cheap. Use the whole pack.
     
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    Not really cheap when you are doing small batches in comparison to the grains and small amount of hops used.
     
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    Nor representative of pitch rates, another variable that can make a difference in the outcome.
     

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