Slowing the starter
Hi All, I have generally been following the guideline that when you feed the starter, you double it each time, i.e., if starting with 100g of starter, when you feed it, you need to get it to 200g, then 400g, etc....I follow a 100% hydration starter that i built years ago, following Nancy Silverton's instructions.
So, it becomes a pain to feed the starter 3 times or more per day....so i had this thought, can i slow down this process by increasing the amount of flour and water i add to the starter when i feed. I think i have gotten some good results...so, instead of doubling the starter when i feed it, i increase by more, start with 100g starter and build it to 300g. What this enables me to do is to feed the starter only twice per day, morning/night.
Any thoughts here? Am i messing up my starter in any way. Am i wrong to do this? Will i somehow dilute the starter rendering it useless? Would love to hear from some pros on this.
BTW, i am making killer bread....so it does not seem to hurt.