Does active dry yeast produce better flavor than instant yeast?

I've always been under the impression that active dry yeast and instant dry yeast produce a very similar result in terms of flavoring, and that the only difference was one needed to be activated before use. Recently though, I read that active yeast provides a more complex flavor. Is this the case? I've never done a side by side test.

Richard D.
posted about 5 years ago

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I believe that IDY is a slightly diifernt strain of yeast than ADY. Taste being very individual in nature, I would suggest you do a side by side test and see if you can tell the difference. Even if there is a perceptable difference in taste, the question then is which do YOU like better? I have used both and to my taste buds, can not tell the difference.

Mark Evenson
posted about 5 years ago

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