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Yeast Shortage?

BandCollector

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Am I the only one noticing a yeast shortage at the grocery stores?

I went to four different stores and there was none to be found.

I was craving soft pretzels, pizza, and homemade bread.

I am suspecting that the yeast manufactures are supplying the distilleries who are making hand sanitizer instead of supplying consumers.

What do you guys and gals think?

John
 
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I have not noticed. Bread Yeast is not the most efficient Alcohol producer so not likely being used for Hand Sanitizer. But, it don't take folks long to figure out...If you can't Buy Bread, Make It. A 3-pack is good for a weeks worth of bread so people are snatching them up 4 or so at a time...JJ
 

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I was at BJs this morning there wasn't any Eggs I almost bought a 10# bag of flour,have another store to hit tomorrow at 5:30 AM,I'll put yeast on my list.
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I was at BJs this morning there wasn't any Eggs I almost bought a 10# bag of flour,have another store to hit tomorrow at 5:30 AM,I'll put yeast on my list.
Richie
If you didn't live so far away I would ask you to pick me up some also!

LOL,

John
 

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That's something I always keep on hand along with flour .
Any box bread mix on the shelf ? Grab it for the yeast in a pinch ?
BandCollector BandCollector mixed up a batch of the recipe you gave me yesterday .
 

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Hmmm, Bear Jr got us 3 loaves of Italian Bread, and a few packs of Steak Rolls, on his Friday trip to Weis Market.

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Hmmm, Bear Jr got us 3 loaves of Italian Bread, and a few packs of Steak Rolls, on his Friday trip to Weis Market.

Bear
There was plenty of bread everywhere. . .Just no yeast.

Actually I wasn't seeing a shortage of anything with the exception of toilet paper and yeast.

John
 

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We couldn't find yeast or flour. Judy needs the flour to feed her sourdough, even if we don't make any bread, she still needs the flour.
Al
 

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Crazy around here, plenty of bread, meat and veggies, No sugar or Flour

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Time for sour dough I guess :emoji_laughing: BEAT ME

WILD... Looked up Amazon and all gone... As homebrewer I have quite a stash in my fridge, including some for bread. They are showing homebrew yeast in stock (for now). All yeast works. As I am certified beer tasting judge you would want US05 for neutral flavor but other yeasts could offer some tasty results.

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The baking aisles in our stores are completely bare. No flour, yeast, sugar, salt, panko, chocolate chips. Nothing.

Also checked on Amazon nad most are out of yeast.
 

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SLC is out of sugar...found the last jar of yeast at a target a week ago. crazy times. I just wanted to make a pizza...
 

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Yikes! I noticed the baking supplies aisle at Meijer this morning were pretty cleaned out, which kind of surprised me but I didn't need anything so I didn't worry about. I didn't think about yeast!
I checked and there's still enough in the jar for a few loaves.
I'm more worried about eggs....
 

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Seeing this made me check the pantry, got a half dozen envelopes of yeast and maybe 8 pounds of bread flour. That should last a bit but I'll be sure to spend it wisely. RAY
 

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I just flushed a packet of yeast down the toilet into our septic tank.

Chris
 

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Seeing this made me check the pantry, got a half dozen envelopes of yeast and maybe 8 pounds of bread flour. That should last a bit but I'll be sure to spend it wisely. RAY
Ray be sure to check the expiry date.
Richie
I am glad I didn't toss what was left in an envelope I opened this morning to make No Knead Bread tomorrow.
 

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