I know nothing about other flours since I live in the very deep south and don't have convenient access to them and artisinal flours as well due to huge shipping costs.
Ain't that the truth. But it's not just the mills. Seems like anything you buy on-line, nowadays, the shipping is more than the products. Or a significantly high proportion.
Even worse, I went over to KA's site, to do a comparison. They're $1.25 more for five pounds than Weisenberger. They don't list bread flour in #25, but the all purpose is about double Weisenbergers. Bad enough. But the KA site charges more for flour than you'd pay for it in a local supermarket---by about the same buck and a quarter. And you have to pay shipping on top of that.
Something ain't right.
Thing is, we're not talking about pennies. The in store prices are much lower; almost 25% difference.
im also learning how to make breads at home....one thing i have read on this topic is that you can kill the yeast by adding more salt than yeast.....its best if you add the same amount or a little less....and also a little sugar added to the yeast helps feed the yeast...hope this helps....