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  1. Food and water
    Remember when they used to sell fresh, refrigerated cake yeast? I liked the bread baked with it. It had a nice flavor. The bottled yeast and envelope yeast we got nowadays is all sold out wherever you look. Also baking powder and baking soda all gone. You can bake sourdough with no store bought...
  2. Food and water
    Used the last of 2015 expired bread machine yeast. Worked fine. Used 1-1/2 teaspoons per loaf. When I was a kid they sold blocks of refrigerated yeast in the dairy dept. You broke off a hunk and dissolved it in warm water to bake with. Some old timers would eat it for B vitamins. Live baking...
  3. Food and water
    Hello, I figured I would write an article on what I know as to add to this amazing community. NOTE: (Sorry if I wrote this in the wrong section, if it needs to be moved let me know) I'm going to outline how to make homemade wine, with and without yeast on hand and without using up your food...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I haven't tried this yet. I just saw the article yesterday. It might be a good article to have printed out. http://readynutrition.com/resources/survival-food-series-3-ways-to-naturally-make-yeast_02032011/
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was wondering if anyone has dabbled with making (well, growing) yeast? What exactly would it entail and how did our ancestors come to finding it? My usual sources (who am I fooling? Wikipedia & Google) have failed me; I did find out that the difference between making alcohol and vinegar is the...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Where does yeast come from? (Other than the store...) I make lots of bread and have always used the store bought in a jar or packages of yeast. Can I make or culture my own, or something? If so, how?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was taught to start sourdough by my father whose uncle had been a 'sourdough' gold-miner. To begin a new batch of starter: Set out a mason jar with a 1/4 cup of milk and 2 Tbl sugar in it. Put the jar our on the forest floor with access to flies and critters. Watch the jar so it does not get...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I are working out the details of our long term chow plan, post-SHTF. Bread has to be one of the staples. We have been working on baking bread from scratch using yeast. So far, I have not been able to replicate a really good soft (inside) bread without an overly crusty exterior...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, I swear I stumbled on a web site that was selling yeast in #10 cans. I may have imagined it. Anyone ever saw it? Anyone knows where I could buy yeast in "large" quantities instead of those little bags? Yeast, can be frozen and can last years then...Right? Thank you
  10. Urban Survival
    I've got some 20" x 30" mylar plastic bags with o2 absorbers. I use about 1500cc of o2 absorber per bag. Each bag has either a) (1) 20lbs bag of rice and (2) 8lbs bags of pinto beans or b) (5) 5# bags of bread flour and enough yeast to use with that much flour. I think the beans and rice will...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    my wife is baking homeade bread and as i watched i looked at the list of ingredeints the only one i dont have in storage is the yeast i looked at the package and it has a too close for longterm storage date I know it is alive and will not last for years so how do you store it ? is there a long...
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