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How do you multiply baking yeast?

How do you multiply baking yeast?

All you would do is put flour and water in a container with some yeast, let it get to work and once you start to get bubbles put it in the fridge to slow it down. You would then use half of it for every batch of bread you make, replacing the flour and water to keep it at the same quantity.

Can commercial yeast propagate?

Many breweries order smaller quantities of yeast to propagate prior to inoculating a larger volume of wort. Propagations can be a cost-effective yeast management method for brewers who want to employ multiple yeast strains or are brewing too infrequently to repitch harvested yeast.