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Wild Starter Help - Underfed, then died

October 18, 2008 - 9:35pm -- panpan

 

I've made natural leaven once before, but never got around to baking much bread and ended up throwing it away.

 I'm trying to get a wild starter going again, but ended up killing it.

These are the steps I went through:

 1. I mixed fresh ground wheat (hard and soft spring from wheatmontana) with bottled water 50/50.

2. Left it out at room temp (around 65F) for about 3 days

3. It started bubbling on the third day and I started feeding it with store bought all-purpose flour (only once a day).

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