James, here's some more comments:Conagra Mills Harvest Bread Flour sold at Costco
11.7% protein is low for NY style, imo.
Kyrol gets good marks in the forum because all the people baking with it are using the bromated version. It's a similar situation for All Trumps. Regardless of the good marks some people give them, though, I'm a fan of neither. Both Kyrol and All Trumps are 14% protein. While I'm not a fan of unbromated flour for NY, I'm really
not a fan of unbromated 14% protein flour.
Unbromated Kyrol and AT have 3 marks against them.
1. No bromate
2. 14% protein (too high for NY/too much propensity for toughness)
3. When it comes to unbromated flour, I think that companies that sell only unbromated flour (Pendleton) put out a better product than companies who's sales are made up almost entirely of their bromated versions.
You're not in a position to do anything about 1, and, thanks to Costco dropping Pendleton, 3 is more difficult, but you should be able to choose a more protein appropriate flour than 14% (too high) or 11.7% (too low).
I'd suggest blending, but two 50 lb. bags is way too much flour to work with. I think you're going to have to go somewhere other than Costco Business.