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Starter newbie questions - when to bake?

February 26, 2008 - 6:08pm -- annamikemc

Hello all! I've been maintaining my new starters based on Sourdolady's instructions posted on this site and I have some questions. I started using one main starter which I have used to make three total - white, rye, and whole wheat. I've been adding my 1/4 cup flour and water daily and tonight is Day 10. After each feeing, they seem to expand within a couple of hours - maybe not double, but maybe grow by about 50-75%, although the rye seems to be less active than the others. But then by morning they've collapsed back down to the original 1/4 cup amount I began with!

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