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A question for sourdough lady about my sourdough starter

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Ragongirl's picture
Ragongirl

A question for sourdough lady about my sourdough starter

H, first of all, thanks for the starter tutorial, all my family and I love love sourdough and I am loving bread making!  Now for the question: Yesterday was day 5 for my starter and I missed my normal time of 8:30pm.  I realized early this morning and went ahead and repeated step 4.  Should I wait until the morning to repeat step four again or should I go ahead with it tonight?

I hope I'm posting this correctly... Thank you!

 

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vircabutar

I saw somewhere that if you want to extend the feeding time for a bit, just make sure to thoroughly stir the starter. That way the food gets redistributed in the dough. 

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Ragongirl

Thank you, I will do that.

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SourdoLady

Sorry, I've been out of town for a few days and didn't see your post til now. Hope your starter is doing okay, and I'm sure it is. These starters aren't real picky, as long as they get fed in a reasonable time.

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Ragongirl

I'm glad you responded. I can't find your tutorial page now :0! I have to start over because my starter ended up with mold on it, I'm a little embarrassed to admit. It never bubbled up or anything, so I'm wondering what I may have done wrong. I'm new at bread making altogether, maybe I shouldn't have jumped right into starters!

thank you :)

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Floydm

This?

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SourdoLady

A few tips to get you started on the right track this time:

Start with a really clean container (glass is easy to sanitize).

Stir the mixture vigorously several times a day--this helps to deter mold.

Keep the container covered. You don't want mold spores that could be in the air settling on it. If it has a screw on top, close it and then loosen it half a turn.

Keep it in a warm place to speed things up. It will still work if it is cooler, but it will take longer.

If you have rye flour, add a spoonful to each feeding. Sourdough loves rye!

Good luck!! 

 

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Ragongirl

Oh, thank you! I have a whole grain rye flour that I started out with, should I continue using it to feed, or switch to a bread flour?

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Ragongirl

Ah yes!!! Thank you so much :) I'm starting a new one tonight!