I would highly recomend it! I use Bay State Bouncer that I buy from GFS and have used the Gordons Primo Gusto brand as well. They are prety much the same flour from what the manager had told me. Again King Authur, as I understand it is just a name. A bag filled by one of the large flour mills...be it General Mills or Baystate. I think you end up paying twice as much to get King Authur to help KA pay for all the marketing expenses. The main difference is the lack of Bleach and Bromate. All I would suggest to you is to try Primo Gusto. It may work for the crust that you are trying to make. Besides it's not that expensive and a 25lb bag isn't much flour.