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Offline dineomite

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Starter Feedings
« on: May 28, 2013, 05:33:06 PM »
How long does it take your starter to double after its first, second, and third feedings? Everything at room temperature (70-72). I'm mixing 100g starter + 50g water + 50g bread flour


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Re: Starter Feedings
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 06:03:31 PM »
How long does it take your starter to double after its first, second, and third feedings? Everything at room temperature (70-72). I'm mixing 100g starter + 50g water + 50g bread flour


Depends on which starter culture, how long since its last feeding, etc. For a starter that I have been feeding regularly (once or twice per week, refrigerated between uses), I feed it after I bring up to room temp - it typically takes 2-3 hours to double for a frequently fed starter. One that hasn't been used for one or two months can take 24 hours @ 80F.   


Why are you feeding the starter multiple times?

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Re: Starter Feedings
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 07:25:34 PM »
Some are more vigorous than others. I don't feed them all three times, but one in particular seems to need 3 feedings. Sorry for the vague IP. At 72-ish the others behave predictably after two feedings. I'm probably the only one on here doing this, but it seems to work for me. I use the Ischia pretty much every week so that only gets fed once (I'd have a mess on my hands if I fed that three times). The others I usually feed twice.