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Effects of delayed starter feeding ?

bluesky_v2's picture
bluesky_v2

Effects of delayed starter feeding ?

Hey all,

I'm very new to bread baking. I've been visiting this forum for a while and you've all been great help with many miscellaneous questions I've had over the months.

Now, I have a question in regard to feeding my starter. 

At room temp, I feed my starter twice a day .. 9am and 9pm. However, sometimes my weekend schedule is such that I'd want my levain to peak later in the day after I feed it. 

How sensitive is starter to deviations in feeding schedule? Is it ok to delay feeding it by 1hr ... 6hrs, if needed?  

Thanks,

Ivan

suave's picture
suave

It somewhat depends on a starter but based on my experience I would expect no effect at all.  I feed my starter at twice its peak time and have left it even longer.

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

twice a year.  I really hate being tied to a anything twice a day.  It's like a chain and ball with none of the exercise lugging them around:-)

I would guess you could feed it once a week and keep it in  the fridge just fine too or feed it even every other day on the counter.

Happy baking