Make a Stiff Dough levain from a liquid levain
Hi from Johannesburg South Africa!
Just love this site.
I would like to make a Stiff Dough Levain using a portion of my Rye Liquid Levain (100% Hydration.) My month old Liquid Levain is a dream performer after 5 previous failed attempts. (All others developed like steroid bunnies for 3 days and then died after 4 days... :( Maybe the daily temp here in Johannesburg during our current summer - 82 - 84 F? ) Also struggling with white flour starter. Tried pineapple juice, tried grapes, tried Evian water -all nix. If anyone has a fail-safe, invincible "never-say-die"white bread flour starter method or site link???
Can someone out there suggest to me percentage proportions of raw rye flour and water required to mix with my 100% liquid levain that will make it a stiff dough levain of approx 65-70% hydration??? (In SA we use the weight system (cf to volume) for baking and use metric - much more accurate.)