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Old Starter needs to be revived

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Crustie

Old Starter needs to be revived

Hi Folks,

I have a natural yeast starter that has been in the fridge for the past 6 weeks or so without feeding it.  Now I want to revive it.   Any insights to the best way to do this would be appreciated.

 

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Ford

Take one part, by weight, of starter and add equal parts of flour and chlorine-free water.  Let sit at about 75 to 85°F until doubled (about 8 hours) then repeat.  Starter should be raring to go.

Ford