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Sourdough Starter Confusion

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Paddyscake

Sourdough Starter Confusion

I haven't had much luck with my sourdough..so ?s
I hate to be a pain..but I am confused..I understand starting & feeding my sourdough starter..
but once established..when I take it out from the fridge, am I supposed to dump all
but a small amount and feed or should I be feeding double the amount of what I already have?
I know I ask alot of questions..sorry..but thanks for all you help : )

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naschol

That's entirely up to you! Do you need a lot of starter? If so, just double the amount. If you don't need a lot or are just building your starter, you will save some money if you throw out some or give it to friends... It all depends on how much you want to end up with - don't forget about the little extra to put back in the fridge.

Nancy