Mail order instant yeast
I would like to get a pound-size package of insant yeast (approx 5-6 dollars retail). However, I find that the shipping costs more than the yeast itself. I am nearly ready to give King Arthur $12.00 to send me a package, but perhaps somebody here knows of an alternative.
I do see the Fleishman jar of "Bread machine yeast" in the grocery store; it has (I think) 8 or so ounces and costs about the same as the 1# package (which sadly in not found in the stores). Fleishman differentiates its "bread machine yeast" from its "Rapid rise yeast", which is further differntiated from Active yeast and yeast cakes. Does somebody know the difference between their "rapid-rise" yeast and their "bread machine yeast"? Also, is their bread machine yeast really the same thing as what Red Star calls "instant yeast"?
What are the 4 different processes that produce these four types of yeast:
active dry yeast