Hi: I am having quite the time with making sourdough bread. I have sucessfully grew my yeast using the sourdough ladys recipe. It is now 3 months old. I do not know much about hydration? This could be my problem.
My first recipe was the recipe for the sourdough ladys recipe. I followed it exactly and it did not want to raise. So I got frustrated and put it back in the fridge. 2 days later I noticed that it had grew a bit in the fridge, so I took it out again and it took 8 hours for it to raise and it was not too bad.