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SOURDOUGH IN THE FRIDGE

boathook1's picture
boathook1

SOURDOUGH IN THE FRIDGE

When putting sourdough into the fridge to become more sour SHOULD IT BE RISEN OR DEFLATED ?


Please tell me what happens between the time it comes out of the fridge till it gets baked...


Thanks in advance

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jdunivan

I usually deflate it and then put it in the fridge because it will still rise a little in the fridge. I have left it risen and haven't seen any adverse effects.


I like to take it out a day or 2 before baking seperate into 2 containers and feed both. One container holds what I will be baking with and the other just my main starter(The Beast :o). Let it rise 2 times deflating\stirring down after each rise and then back to the fridge. The day of baking I pull it out let it rise a couple of times and then use it in whatever recipe. I like how sour it gets.


It works for me. Others have their ideas. Pick or create the one that works for you. Tastes differ. :o)


 


Jamin


 


 

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boathook1

Hi Jamin,


Actually I was referring to the DOUGH being in the fridge... Some members suggest setting the DOUGH in the fridge for 10 or 12 hours to strengthen the sourness before baking it...


As for your STARTER routine .. I follow pretty much the same thing with good results...


Thanks so much..


Joe {boathook1}

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boathook1

 


Hi Jamin,


Actually I was referring to the DOUGH being in the fridge... Some members suggest setting the DOUGH in the fridge for 10 or 12 hours to strengthen the sourness before baking it...


As for your STARTER routine .. I follow pretty much the same thing with good results...


Thanks so much..


Joe {boathook1}

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jdunivan

Sorry about that.


I never understood that. If the fermentation is "delayed" than how would it be more sour than not being left in the fridge. Guess I will need to look that one up.


Hope someone gives you the answer you are looking for.