Red Star Sourdough Yeast
Several weeks ago I asked if there were any dry commercial SD yeasts available. Red Star popped up and after unsuccessful attempts to locate it in my area, I ordered a free sample from RS. I made a batch following the instructions, which are fairly simple. The results were less than desirable, at least for me.
Mixing the yeast with water (step 1) produced the most vile odor I can remember. The dough didn't smell much better. After baking, the bread had a decent crust but of an odd color, sorta like gray/brown. The crumb was dense. My wife thought it tasted a bit sour, but I couldn't detect it. Overall, not a very good loaf in my opinion. I can't recommend it, but your mileage may vary.
Thanks to Red Star for sending the sample.