4.5 grams active dry yeast equals how many grams of fresh yeast?


Hey Guys,

In Tony's book, for standard pizza dough Tony recommends using 4.5 grams active dry yeast. I tried to convert it to fresh yeast and it gives me around 9 grams of fresh yeast per 453 grams of flour. Is that correct? In my opinion it is too much...

Can you recommend some good yeast converter?
How many grams should I use in that particular recipe?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Best regards,
Olek

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Aleksander J.
posted almost 2 years ago

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Hi Olek,

4.5 grams ADY is about 10.4 grams of fresh/cake yeast.

So your numbers were close.

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Mike K.
posted almost 2 years ago

Hey Mike, thanks! Which yeast converter do you use?

- Aleksander   almost 2 years ago


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Mike K.
posted almost 2 years ago

:-) The same as I do:-)

- Aleksander   almost 2 years ago


Interesting. I've always used a 3:1 conversion. Three grams of fresh yeast for every gram of dry yeast.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 2 years ago

Yes, I heard of that rule of thumb also (3:1 ratio). But most of the people I've seen and talked to on different bread and pizza forums always seem to reference the chart above.

Maybe a little experiment is in order :)

- Mike   almost 2 years ago


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