Warning: Possible Stupid Question ahead
I am an amature baker who has been baking standard artisan bread (in home oven) for about 1 year now.
Instead of buying expensive yeast in a jar from the local grocery store, I have been watching many videos on how to make my own starters. It appears that all the bread recipes that use starters are sourdough breads.
My question: I like the idea of making my own yeast, naturally and FAR LESS expensively then what is for sale in the stores, how ever I am not crazy about sourdough breads. Can a normal artisan or sandwich bread be made with a starter that is NOT a sourdough? Any options for me to make my own yeast that is used in non-sourdough breads?
(By the way, I have been buying the jars of Fleischmann's yeast, which has been yeilding some nice homemade loaves for me, but costs about 7 dollars plus tax for the damn jar.)