can i compost tired yeast?

bdot_z9_caJanuary 15, 2014

Working on my first ever compost bin. I have two packages of saf-instant active dry yeast in the fridge from 2003. It is not dead, but does not have enough lift for whole wheat bread anymore. Can i add it to the compost bin, or would it be at odds with the microbial action i a seeking to start?
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Chuck it in - if it ever lived it will compost.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 4:24PM
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lazy_gardens

"would it be at odds with the microbial action i a seeking to start? "

You NEVER have to worry about starting any microbial action in a compost pile. The microbes and spores are all over everything. Just pile it up, keep it moist and it will become compost.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 6:23PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

That yeast is quite different then the microbes that live in you compost pile but it could be a somewhat satisfying food for those microbes.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 6:38AM
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toxcrusadr Clay Soil(Zone 6a - MO)

No problem, chuck it in.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 1:28PM
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