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NMNF sourdough calculator

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sallam

NMNF sourdough calculator

Since dabrownman's no-muss-no-fuss technique is very popular among TFLers, I thought I design a spreadsheet to automatically calculate the water and flour quantities used to build the NMNF starter and levain. The spreadsheet can also calculate the final dough ingredients based on the percentages that you follow and type next to each ingredient. It can be used with any SD recipe, I guess. It has room for 5 extra ingredients, where you can optionally type their names and percentages, if you are doing more than a water-flour-salt basic recipe. All you have to do is fill a few yellow cells, then the sheet should give you the proper quantities to use in each stage, from starter to levain to final dough.

Please let me know if I forgot anything, and I'll gladly edit the sheet.

To get the sheet please click here: NMNF sourdough calculator

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dabrownman

You put a lot of work into this.  Thanks and

Happy baking

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sallam

You welcome. I'm glad you liked the sheet.

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GaryBishop

When I enter 100 for the starter quantity I get -19 for the water in the 3rd build column.

I see, I need to enter the hydration for the build. I think it would be more natural for that to be in row 2 rather than in row 3.

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sallam

Thanks for the tip. I've edited the sheet. You can now download the new one.

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sallam

Sometimes we may need to refresh the levain with some water and/or flour (if the levain was retarded for a long time and collapsed) to get it back to its peak before using in the dough. So I've just edited the sheet. Now there is 2 optional sheet cells to add any quantity of water or flour used to refresh the levain, and the sheet subtracts them for the total flour and water to be used in the final dough. The new sheet is now available in the same link in the first post.