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How to Develop Sour Flavor in Sourdough

April 10, 2008 - 5:19am -- SourdoughSam

How to Develop Sour Flavor in Sourdough

I just posted this as a response to a query, but thought that it deserved to be posted as a separate topic.  I spent months trying to figure this out, and there was so much inaccurate information posted on the internet on the subject, that I thought this would be useful to lots of people trying to figure out the "secret" of developing sour flavor in sourdough.  It's a heck of a lot simpler than most people seem to think.

In short, there are three key factors in the development of flavor in sourdough:

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