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Help, Sourdough

Jamila's picture
Jamila

Help, Sourdough

I forgot to feed it for two days. Should I toss it and start again? Can I just start feeding it? How long does it take to have some yeast?

 

Thank you! 

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BROTKUNST

It's 'ok', Jamila ... you will just have to pick up refreshing the starter by at least 2x or better 3x the weight you choose to use as a base (e.g. 2oz refresh with 2 oz or better 4oz of the same hydration). Do this at least for two or three days until you see the starter double its volume in about 8 hours.

 

Two days at room temperature is not that much of a problem. You want to keep up a regular schedule to have a more predictable, vigilant starter. One can keep the starter 'neglected' in the fridge for months and get it back in working condition in a matter of days.

 

BROTKUNST

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rcornwall

Brotkunst is right. Two days is no big deal. I would pour off a portion of the starter and give it ann equal feeding. This will give it a nice boost.

rcornwall

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Jamila

It wasn't an old one, in fact just 3 days. It never did look like it had yeast in it anyway. I hope I can get it to make me some nice bread!

 

Thanks again.