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What type of yeast do you buy?<br>
Seems so simple but I keep getting yeast that won't rise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and it's not me using water that's too warm, my store brand will rise the brand name won't, and my store doesn't have any of their brand until the end of the week
 

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Did you check the exp. date on the non-rising yeast? Are you blooming it in water and then adding that to your recipe or are you combining all ingredients and the finished dough isn't rising? Are they both normal action (not double action or quick rise)? What is in the recipe that feeds the yeast? Sugar?<br><br>
I've never had yeast not rise if the water temp was correct.
 

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exp date was a while away so it's not that.<br>
I'm blooming in water with sugar, the temp is correct for the water, side by side test the store brand gave better results.<br>
I've been baking my whole life, my small biz is making desserts, I know I'm not nuts it just seems I got a bad batch of yeast (I buy in large-ish amounts)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">exp date was a while away so it's not that.<br>
I'm blooming in water with sugar, the temp is correct for the water, side by side test the store brand gave better results.<br>
I've been baking my whole life, my small biz is making desserts, I know I'm not nuts it just seems I got a bad batch of yeast (I buy in large-ish amounts)</div>
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Totally weird...and sucky too! I buy Fleishman's consistantly. I found it in jars for a decent price and it was before I started making so much breads. Now I'm going to get a 2 pound bag of Red Star and put in my jars, in the freezer. Does the bad yeast look/smell any different? I'm curious to make sure my new bag will be good.
 
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