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I love the smell of leaven in the morning.

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goer

I love the smell of leaven in the morning.

I started my own natural leaven and now after over a week it doing quite well. I refresh it in the morning and the evening so it's growing twelve hours at a pop. It seems to be getting a better and better smell. Question? Is twelve hours between replenishments too much?

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It really depends on the vigor of your starter, but every 12 hours should be fine. Some people feed theirs 3 times a day. I go for about 2 times a day also.


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