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Starter Recycling

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jbaez13

Starter Recycling

Hello everyone, I am currently on day 3 of getting my new starter up and running (I had one going about 2 months ago, but threw it out b/c of a really cheesy smell, the post is somewhere on here).

Tommorow I'm going to seperate the 1/4 cup of starter and make it a White starter but instead of throwing the rest out I want to make that into a Whole Wheat starter. Should I just build it up by doubling it's size with every feeding? Thanks.

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SourdoLady

Yes, you can do that. Just continue feeding the whole wheat one with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, following the same feeding schedule.

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jbaez13

Thank you! I can't wait to get started with my starters!(no pun intended) haha.

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jm_chng

Just make sure they are acitve before you waste baking time and flour. Here's some pix of what to look for.

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