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Raisin/Date Yeast Water...Day by day, step by step

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Raisin/Date Yeast Water...Day by day, step by step

Day 1: 08/07/2019

10:00 A,M. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (GMT -4)

  1. I decided on the dried fruit I will be using. I had some dried dates on hand and I picked up a package of one ingredient, organically grown raisins. 
  2. using 120 Degree F. domestic hot water and a new sponge I washed the containers.
  3. The containers are left to air dry.

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The Roadside Pi...

Day 1: 08/07/2019

12:00 P.M. EDST (GMT - 4)

      4. 74 Grams of raisins were mixed with 179 Grams of De-chlorinated NYC tap water, in the nearly sterile  container.

      5. 148 Grams of dates were mixed with 358 Grams of De-chlorinated NYC tap water in the larger nearly sterile mason jar.

The room ambient temperature was recorded to 73 degrees F.

 

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08/08/2019

6:00 PM -EDST (GMT -4)

30 hrs. some raisins are floating very few bubbles visible. Mild raisin aroma. The dates do not seem to be doing a darn thing!

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Mini Oven

still at 73°?   Get it up above 75° if ya wanna bake on the weekend.  Try another on the side using just honey water, a teaspoon per cup of water and let it ferment.   Toss in a few berries or chop up a fresh or dried tomato 🍅.  You gotta have some of those around!  :)

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The Roadside Pi...

I guess I will have to do the hot water in the microwave trick. I like the honey idea but I'll save that on the back burner. Tonight I have levian build # 2 for Vermont sourdough.

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The Roadside Pi...

08/10/2019

6:15 AM EDST (GMT -4)

Well I woke up to mold in the raisin jar. No bad odor just a nice mold colony. The date still have not done a darn thing. I scraped up the mold, add more raisins and more water. I moved bpyh jars to my oven with hot water. I will soon give up. The good news is my double batch of baguette levain is looking good.

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Debra Wink

Hey, aren't golden raisins golden because they're sulphured? I've always avoided them for that reason. Give the dark ones a try. Maybe you'll have better luck.

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The Roadside Pi...

The package said organic, Ingredient list said raisins. Maybe I will, I am kind of losing interest. The good news?

The double batch of Vermont sourdough is in the beginning stages of bulk ferment and looks a peach!

6 baguettes @ 400 grams by morning.