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Slow growing starter

naima's picture

Slow growing starter

I am making a rye flour wild yeast starter using the instructions in Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads. My first attempt never seemed to work so I discarded and tried again. This time it was quite active until I got to the point of converting my seed culture to a mother starter and he says the rising here (to double) should take 4-8 hours but mine is growing, but it has been more like 24 hours and it is still not there. I'm not really sure what to do.

clazar123's picture

Keep discarding and feeding. It will get there!