Waking up the sourdough.

Sourdough’s been in hibernation since the last post.  Time to give it a quick snack.  And with it, a new jar – a pickle jar.  Now, in my immediate haste to find a jar large enough to house a larger volume of starter, I grabbed a newly washed pickle jar.…

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Sourdough Feed - Jar B

Feed: 1c Organic Unbromated Flour + 2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1c Water + Hooch from Jar A Smell: Smells like flour Look: Very gluten-y Since I doubled up on Jar A last time, I did an extra good feeding and resting for Jar B before sticking it back in the fridge.…

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Sourdough Feed

Feed: 1c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1c Water + Hooch from Jar A Smell: Smells like hooch Look: Very gluten-y Woops, took out Jar A again by mistake.  It was fed in two consecutive weeks now, so let’s make a note of that. From last week,…

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Sourdough Feed - Jar A

Feed: 1c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1c Water + Hooch from Jar A Smell: Smells like hooch & raw flour Look: Looks like runny dough, hooch is darker in color Now that I’ve got 5 Jars (A through E), I can rotate them monthly with a spare 5th for those months…

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Sourdough Feed

Feed: 1c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1c Water + Hooch from Jar A Smell: Smells like hooch & raw flour Look: Looks like runny dough Started up Jars D & E today, but found that I didn’t have enough in it to make a loaf and feed it, so I grabbed…

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Sourdough - Jar C

Feed: 1/2c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1/2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 2 Tbsp Organic Whole Wheat + 1c Water Smell: Smells like Beer Look: Very active, lots of hooch This is the start of Jar C, same flour mix as Jar B and A except I’ve added a little…

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Sourdough - Jar B

Feed: 1/2c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1/2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1c Water Smell: Smells like Beer Look: Very active, lots of hooch This is the start of Jar B, same flour mix as Jar A.…

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Best Sourdough Yet

The last sourdough was a flop.  Amongst the list of possible culprits are too much starter, not enough flour, not enough rising time, dough too moist. So as to not change too many things at once, I made few adjustments: Full rise time of 15 hours + 5 hours Use exactly…

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Sourdough - 3 Jars

Feed: 1/2c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1/2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1c Water Smell: Slight smell of beer.  But mostly dough. Look: Very active, jars bubbled to twice their size in the fridge After the last feed, I had a lot of starter and Asa had just picked up…

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Sourdough

Feed: 1c Organic Unbromated Flour + 1c Water Smell: Nice and beer-y Look: Nice and bubbly, maybe too much hooch around top Feeding a little later this week.  The temperature’s been up and down so much that the rise times are going anywhere from 8 hours to 14 hours.  Last…

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Sourdough Feed

Feed: 1/2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1/2c Water Smell: It smells like a light lager Look: Nice and bubbly, about 1mm of hooch on top Feeding today, bringing things up to temp and looking forward to another loaf tomorrow.…

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Sourdough Feed

Feed: 1/2c Organic Whole Wheat Flour + 1/2c Water Smell: Nice and beer-y Look: Nice and bubbly, lots of hooch around rim Moving the feed up a few days to wednesday.  Since there’s a 1-2 hour wait for the sourdough to get up to temperature and wake up…

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