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Freezing the Starter Mother

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CallmePeggy

Freezing the Starter Mother

I've dried and frozen some dried starter as a back up that I have.  My question is, has anyone ever froze the whole Mother in it's container?  I'm going to be gone for close to a month and I don't have anyone here to feed my 2 starter. 


 


Peggy

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Janknitz

I find a good, healthy stiff starter can withstand a month in the fridge without a problem. I use mine about that often, and it's just fine.  


Be sure to give yourself some backup in the form of some dried starter and some frozen, just in case.  But I wouldn't freeze the entire thing.  

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jannrn

Again, here I stand with my hat in hand and my ignorance hanging out.....how does one DRY their starter?? And does it have to be dried to freeze?? How much etc......


THANK YOU
   Jannrn

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I am with you on your quest to find a way to keep a mother starter.  My wife does not like the sour taste of my wild yeast so I use an alternative fermentation method most weeks. I froze the mother starter and now am looking to see if it will work.  Kind of like closing the barn door thing

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