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Feeding ratio for starter? (1:2:2 seems to be killing it?)

April 23, 2012 - 12:28pm -- Arthur

I have recently started growing my own first ever sourdough starter (not having baked a bread in my life before, hehehe). I started three at the same time, all with whole wheat bread flour: one with water, one with pineapple juice, and one with a liquid instant sourdough I got from Germany. In the end, the third one “won” (I keep the house pretty cold, and I think I simply gave up too quickly on #1 and #2). I now have two starters which are doing well: I have split #3 into #3a (whole wheat bread) and #3b (white flour, by feeding #3 with increasing amounts of white flour).

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