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Boatboy24

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I've never been one to cold store my yeast or MLB. But last year, I had trouble getting my VP41 to work and ended up pitching CH16 later to finish out. My yeast and MLB arrived yesterday. I'm wondering if I should refrigerate the MLB until I'm ready to use it - it'll probably be 60-90 days.
 

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That is were I keep mine.
 

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I keep my yeast in my wine fridge.

I buy bread yeast in a 2 pound package at BJ's. It has remained viable in my freezer for over two years and still rises perfectly whenever I need it for a loaf of bread. I've been buying my bread yeast like this for well over 10 years.

As long as you keep yeast cold, it remains dormant and viable.
 

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I keep my MLB in the freezer until I use it. I have kept it for up to 6 months when I had 12 gallons of wine to Inoculate and it worked great. I let it come to room temp over about 12 hours. It had no mass so it heats up fairly quickly.
 

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Thanks all. I'll give that a try. MLB is expensive stuff. Don't want to take more chances than I need to. I never chilled in the past, but I think I was ordering closer to use than I do now.
 

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Yeast, MLB, foods all stay in the fridge together, if nothing else I know where they are:b
 

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