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Offline Knead2know

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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2012, 11:06:55 PM »
Knead2know,
That is very nice instructional. Do you have something similar for someone who already has some dried starter flakes? Thanks!  :chef:

No, though I've heard of dry  starters before, I've never tried one myself.


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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2012, 11:37:50 PM »

On the same website, you can find details of how to revive a starter from dried flakes:
http://www.breadtopia.com/starter_instructions/

Or alternatively here:
http://yumarama.com/3000/reviving-dried-sourdough-starter/

Knead2know,
Enter8 answered this with a few really nice links earlier... ;)
but thanks for your reply friend.
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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2012, 12:11:52 PM »
Thanks for all the links and info! I added a little more water and a little less flour for the feeds over the past 2 days. Does this look better and what is supposed to look like? I havent had any "hooch" on top yet. I dont know if this is expected or not at this stage of the game.
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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 01:19:12 PM »
+1 for the instruction video on Breadtopia.com

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The pineapple starter method similar to what Knead2know detailed above can also be found here:
http://www.breadtopia.com/make-your-own-sourdough-starter/

I followed that process to create my starter about 4 years ago and it is still going strong, and good for pizza making. The process in the video is also based on some solid science in terms of creating the right acidic conditions for the "real" starter to thrive.

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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2012, 10:07:15 PM »
So this is what the starter looks like tonight. Now what do I do with it? Would it be considered active now? Should I put it in the fridge now? So many damn questions I know  :-D :-[ Thank you in advance!

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Re: Here we go...first shot at a sourdough starter.
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 01:29:07 AM »
It is your call.  You can continue to feed this animal or park it in the fridge. It really depends on when you want to use it....
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