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I keep my active dry yeast in freezer (aprox -10C) to avoid humidity and fungus as freezers have higher dehydration than fridge (1-7C). The same is not valid for the liquid yeast. Freezer will kill the bacteria.
Yes, you can store an opened pack of dried yeast without a problem. Seal the pack as well as you can (plastic clips for just that purpose are very common, or you can just use an office 'bulldog' clip), and put it in the fridge.
I use this pizza dough yeast all the time and everyone loves it. The trick I use is I let the dough rise for about 30 mins then I punch it down and shape it into a ball again and let it rise for another 30 mins. And then it becomes soft and sketchy. And the recipe says on their website that if you are going to use whole wheat flour only use a 1/2 cup or so. ...
Active dry yeast and instant yeast are pretty much interchangeable in recipes (although instant may have somewhat more activity that an equal amount of active dry) However, your recipe calls for fresh yeast. The general rule of thumb (referenced here) is to divide the amount of fresh yeast by 3 to convert to active dry or instant yeast. Your recipe would ...
I have a package of active yeast meant for commercial use that "expired" in 2009 (it's now 2014) and it still works as well as I expect it to. I have stored it in the freezer this whole time. I got mine at Smart and Final more than 5 years ago.
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