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whole wheat starter and AP flour bread

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Yuki-Johan

whole wheat starter and AP flour bread

i have a very lively starter i made with whole wheat flour no other flours added to it. i would like to know if i can use it to make bread with AP flour or should i add some wheat flour too? i dont kow much about sourdough and have recently started baking with sourdough starter. i read that difference in flour feeding can make the starter get stalled so i am worried about using the whole wheat starter with AP flour to make bread. i previously used wheat flour+AP flour and got good results. this time i wana use only AP flour. 

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Grenage

While I find my starter to be much more active with white flour, it does apparently vary from person to person (or starter to starter?).  While I imagine it will be fine, you could try some of your starter in a separate jar with AP flour - keeping two going in the short run.

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Yuki-Johan

thanks i will try it.

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dabrownman

starter, now thankfully down to just 1, at 33% each; rye, WW and AP (and stored in the fridge at 1:3:4).  Then I build the levain in 3 stages, over 12 hours, to what ever I'm making - rye, WW or White bread - or some combination.   Works for me.