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Reinhart's starter vs. Leader's

Carl Bergensis's picture
Carl Bergensis

Reinhart's starter vs. Leader's

I have a Leader rye starter I am very happy with, but I want to try some of Reinhart's recipes. Unfortunately, I have not gotten very far with Reinhart's starters, How can I substitute? Reinhart's seem drier.


LindyD's picture

Hi Carl,

Since you have a working starter, all you need to do is use a portion of your existing culture and change the hydration according to whatever the formula calls for.

You can also convert that portion from rye to wheat (if needed) by using AP for a few refreshments.

No need to reinvent the wheel - just change direction.

Hope this helps....