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Fresh Yeast in Long Beach

michaelakuls Dec 2, 2007 05:21 PM

I am having problems finding fresh yeast in the Long Beach area. Does anyone know a good place in or around Long Beach, where I can buy fresh yeast? I don't mind driving a few minutes for it, as long as I know they actually carry it.


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    Bjartmarr Dec 2, 2007 11:24 PM

    What kind of yeast are you looking for? In Atlanta I used to get mine from the local brewery; if you ask nicely perhaps the nice folks over at Angel City Brewing (at the Alpine Village in Torrance) might be willing to dip you out a pint.

    1. Servorg Dec 3, 2007 05:39 AM

      You might check with: Stein Fillers

      4160 Norse Way
      Long Beach, CA 90808
      Email: brew@steinfillers.com
      Telephone: 562 425 0588

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        michaelakuls Dec 3, 2007 06:18 AM

        I am looking for baking yeast. I know Albertson (the one in down town and in the marina) used to have it but only once in a while... but they are not carrying it right now.

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          Servorg Dec 3, 2007 06:22 AM

          Here is a link to a previous thread on this subject: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/396191

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          crt Dec 3, 2007 06:26 AM

          Finding fresh yeast (aka compressed yeast, active fresh yeast, cake yeast, baker's compressed yeast, wet yeast) can be a problem if not down right impossible. The time is gone when almost all supermarkets use to carry it. Sorry, I don't have a clue as to where in Long Beach you can find it. In fact about the only people who have access to it anymore are professional bakers/bakeries. Also don't confuse 'fresh yeast' with 'beer yeast' of which there are several varieties each matched to specific varieties of beer. It comes in a powder or liquid and is used to produce alcohol and bubbles in beer. I'm guessing you're looking to the fresh yeast for baking purposes. Good luck in your search. You may have to give up the ghost and settle for 'active dry yeast'. Below are a couple of links with great information and advice when choosing and using yeasts. There are many types. Edited to add...You might have a bit of luck finding it in health food/vitamin stores.



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            robl Dec 3, 2007 07:40 AM

            In Long Beach, no. But I know for certain that all Claro's markets sell a 1 pound block for about $3 which is a steal. It keeps for about 2 weeks in the ref.

            Locations: San Gabriel, Tustin, Arcadia, Upland, Covina, & La Habra.


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              crt Dec 3, 2007 08:29 AM

              Suggestion to OP...If you have to travel any distance to Claro's market to obtain the fresh yeast I would suggest that you call in advance to make sure they have it in the store and would they be kind enough to check the expiration date for you...Also you want to take along a 'cooler' packed with ice/blue ice in which to keep it in while traveling back home. And immediately refrigerate upon returning home. As stated at the foodsubs site I provided, you can freeze it and it will stay good for up to four months.

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                dlleece Dec 23, 2007 02:13 PM


                I had some luck finding fresh baking yeast at the Bristol Farms by Sears. I hope this helps. If not Surfas up in LA always carries it.

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