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can i compost tired yeast?

Posted by bdot_z9_ca Z9 CA (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 15, 14 at 14:59

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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RE: can i compost tired yeast?

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


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RE: can i compost tired yeast?

"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.


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RE: can i compost tired yeast?

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.


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RE: can i compost tired yeast?

No problem, chuck it in.


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