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sourdough starter

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monkahi's picture
monkahi

sourdough starter

Hope you don't think off of me but I need to ask a question.  Does anyone know how to keep a sourdough starter from molding while it is stored in the refrigerator? I will appreciate any and all suggestions.  Thank you

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Yerffej's picture
Yerffej

Make certain that everything you use that touches the starter is 100% clean.  This includes whatever container you use to keep the starter.

Jeff

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monkahi

can I use the starter still if I am careful to get the mold off? Should it be in an airtight container?

Yerffej's picture
Yerffej

The container should be closed but not airtight.  If you have mold on the starter,  I would throw it away and begin again. 

How long is your starter staying in the refrigerator without being used?

Jeff