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feeding starter ratio

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Feeding starter...or, "if it ain't broke..."

June 16, 2010 - 3:31pm -- GloriouslyHomemade

I am proud to say that I created my own sourdough starter, from scratch, on the first try! It is a few months old and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's active, delicious, and (well, you guys will understand) my pride and joy. That being said, I have a question about feeding it.

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1:2:2 vs 1:3:4 feeding

May 7, 2009 - 10:23am -- aryaya

I am trying to figure out the differences/benefits of these feeding ratios. I see some people just say 'double it' / 1:2:2, while others say to go with a 1:3:4. I was told to do the latter, and thats how I'm feeding my little sourdough starter right now (2 tbs starter, 1/2 cup flour, a little less than 1/2 cup water)... but I'm so curious why some recommend one over the other? What is the difference????

Thanks for any input!!

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