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Converting a starter

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Bakersman

Converting a starter

I've had a white flour starter for well over a year and is awesome, sometimes it smells SOOO good I want to eat it with a spoon!!! And now, I want to convert part of it to a whole wheat starter,


My question, Do I refresh the starter with white flour to activate it again and then use part of it to start my wheat version with 3 to 1 wheat and water and wait for it to respond, then feed it another time or two before using it?


 Thanks and Happy Holiday's


 


 Greg


 

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LindyD

Hi Greg, you can just take part of your current starter, then build a levain using whole wheat over a few feedings.  


Happy holidays!

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Bakersman

I will give it a try, my starter nearly jumps out of the bowl after feeding, so I think it will convert with no problem, Thank you and Happy Holidays to you.