> Finally, I'd like to hear more from folks who have used the bulk yeast
>from King Arthur. Someone recently posted me a note saying that different
>yeasts yield different flavors in the bread, and this seems reasonable based
>on what I know about sourdough, for instance. I'd like to hear from folks
>specifically about how the King Arthur yeast products perform and if they
>yield any particular flavor? I want to purchase some of their stuff, but
>don't know which one to get.
I haven't tried the King Arthur yeast but I have been using Red Star Instant
for about 8 months now. I get it at Sam's Club, 2 one pound packages for
about $3.50. It is exellent. I has a very strong yeasty smell during
baking that I just love. I have tried SAFF instant yeast and found it to be
expensive and no better than anything else I've tried. All in all I think
REd Star is the best for flavor and the price can't be beat. It comes in a
vacum padked foil so it is fresh. I open one and freeze the other until I
need it. It has held up just fine.