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asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

What temperature will kill yeast?


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Likewise, people ask, how hot is too hot for yeast?

Water that's too hot can damage or kill yeast. The damage threshold is 100°F for cake yeast, 120°F for active dry, and 130°F for instant. All yeasts die at 138°F. Too much salt was added or added too early.

Additionally, what temperature does yeast work best at? For active dry yeast, the water temperature should be between 105 and 110°F for proofing. While 95°F is the best temperature for yeast to multiply, that's not quite warm enough for proofing active dry yeast. It needs the extra warmth to dissolve and become active.

Also to know, does cold kill yeast?

The cold does not kill your yeast, it just helps it go to sleep. That is why we always harp on the proper fermentation temperature so your yeast will be the most active.

What temperature is too high for yeast?

Water at 81° to 100°F is the optimum temperature range for the fermentation process. Water at 95°F is the fermentation temperature that yields the best result. Water at 140°F or higher is the kill zone for yeast. At temps like this or higher, you will have no viable live yeast left.

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