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instant vs active dry yeast

"Kyle" <kwarendorf@nyc.rr.com>
Sat, 29 May 2004 09:09:27 -0400
Lois - You didn't mention why your bread was awful. Was it over proofed? 
Did it not rise at all?

Instant yeast contains about 25% more live yeast than active dry. As such 
you can use 25% less. If you use the same amount, I would shorten my 
fermentation and proof times by 25% and see what happens.