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Yeast?????
« on: January 09, 2004, 03:52:20 PM »
I use SAF Perfect Rise Yeast.
What is everybody else using?

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2004, 04:13:00 PM »
Red Star Active Dry Yeast

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Fleishman's Active Dry Yeast
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2004, 05:26:17 PM »
Red Star Active Dry Yeast
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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2004, 08:13:38 PM »
Wal-Mart has SAF.  I've tried all three yeast brands and think there is a difference.  Give SAF a chance sometime and let me know what you think.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 08:23:27 PM »
I've used SAF in the past, it's great.

The King Arthur Flour Company gives it very high marks and they sell it on their website. But, I've been buying the Red Star in bulk at my local Costco.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2004, 09:14:24 AM »
I'll look for SAF and give it a try.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2004, 07:24:27 AM »
Wal-Mart has SAF.  I've tried all three yeast brands and think there is a difference.  Give SAF a chance sometime and let me know what you think.

My local Super Wal-Mart only carries Red Star and Fleishman's.  :(
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2004, 07:31:35 AM »
We have the same problem here although our nearest Wal-Mart is 45 miles away.  We have a choice of two to go to, one to the south and one to the west of us.  One carries the yeast we want and one doesnít.  The same problem with pepperoni.  We really like Wilsons but one Wal-Mart carries it and one doesnít.

A bummer some times.

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2004, 03:03:58 PM »
I've got about 5 different grocery stores around me, so Iím bound to find it some where.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2004, 08:58:42 PM »
Found it!
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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2004, 08:04:34 AM »
Red Star is pretty good.  I'm not a big fan of Blue Diamond.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2004, 10:23:06 AM »
I have been using SAF Active Dry and Red Star Active Dry yeasts but recently purchased a 4.4 oz. package of SAF (Red) Instant Yeast from (www.bakerscatalogue.com).

I'm trying the SAF Instant based on Reinhart's recommendations in American Pie .  The instant yeast may be added directly to the flour  (no need to hydrate first), has a longer shelf life, and requires about 25% less than active dry.

I've been quite pleased with this yeast, though I can't really tell any taste differences from using active dry.

I'm not clear on whether instant yeast is the same thing as rapid or fast-acting yeast.  Consider the statements below.

 James McNair indicates in his book,  New Pizza that instant yeast is NOT the same as the quick-rising version of active dry yeast which "cuts the rising time of the dough by about 20 percent, but some commercial bakers complain that the dough develops less flavor."

McNair says that instant yeast is a more highly active strain of yeast that has been available to professional bakers for a long time but has just become available recently to home bakers through bread supply catalogs and some specialty markets.


In The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Reinhart says that  "instant yeast, even though it may be called rapid-rise or fast-rising yeast on some packaging, is actually a potent, but slow to awaken, yeast, which I find to be an advantage in many instances (slower is better..)."  


 

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2004, 09:57:29 PM »
Dave I have been using SAF perfect rise yeast for several years and I think it is the best.  I haven't proofed yeast since changing to this brand.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2004, 03:01:26 PM »
Fleishman's Active Dry Yeast  or   Red Star Active Dry Yeast
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2004, 10:54:05 AM »
SAF and Red Star brands are made by the same company called LeSaffre, they bought Red Star Yeast a couple years ago. I have used both Red Star/SAF and Fleishman's Active Dry Yeast.  I have purchased both brands from www.spiceplace.com.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2004, 11:55:02 AM »
SAF and Red Star brands are made by the same company called LeSaffre, they bought Red Star Yeast a couple years ago. I have used both Red Star/SAF and Fleishman's Active Dry Yeast.  I have purchased both brands from www.spiceplace.com.

Does anyone no if both companies use the same straint of yeast in their production plants? If so, there should be no difference in the end results (taste, smell of dough).

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2004, 12:24:04 PM »
I've tried them both and find Red Star to produce a more beer-yeasty smell.
SAF is my choice.

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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2004, 12:58:05 PM »
Right now on my counter at home I have a sour dough starter that is getting sour. I am going to add the yeast today. I will be using the SAF kind that Randy speaks highly of.
My thinking is to use some of the starter in a dough recipe to get the yeasty-beer-tangy flavor that some of the places I have had pizza at.

Does anyone have a thought about this idea?
I generally use the fleishmans but am converting to SAF because it does have a higher yeast flavor to me.
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Re:Yeast?????
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2004, 01:05:59 PM »
Not sure if both brands use the same strain of yeast. You could check on their website http://www.lesaffreyeastcorp.com/ for more information about the 2 brands.