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Best way to store wine yeast

I bought 10 packets of wine yeast a couple of weeks ago to use with my Hagen Nutrafin CO2 system. I used my last activator and stabilizer packet a week ago, so the wine yeast is going to be used on the next batch. However, I noticed that there is considerably more wine yeast in a pack than there is in the Hagen Nutrafin activator pack. I know that I can just use what I need and store the rest for later. However, I do have a few questions:

1. Is it better to store the unused yeast in the fridge or freezer?

2. Can I open up all of my yeast packets, dump them into a single container and store them in a cold place, or does opening the packets somehow lessen the life of the yeast? Keeping all the yeast together will make it easier for me to scoop out the yeast whenever I make new batches.

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Keep them sealed in the fridge

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Keep them sealed in the fridge

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When you say sealed, do you mean that I should not open up any of the unused packets, or can I open them all up and put them in a sealed container in the fridge?
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Always best to leave them in their hermetically sealed packages. Keeps out moisture. Best way to store it is just make some wine.

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Always best to leave them in their hermetically sealed packages. Keeps out moisture. Best way to store it is just make some wine.
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I keep mine in the freezer

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I keep all my brewing yeast in the fridge. Freezer works too.


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