Rye Flour Starter
Beginning of experiement, start of day 1:
Ok, I am following the basic BBA recipe using rye flower. I did splurge on organic rye flour and bottled spring water hoping that might speed up the process.
Day 1: 1 cup rye flour
3/4 cup water
Curious why the recipe calls for covering the mixture with plastic wrap. Isn't part of the desired result capturing local yeasties? Or, is it that the rye flour has such a high amount of natural wild yeast nothing more is needed and coving the mixutre helps keep out unwanted pathogens?