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How to revive a sourdough starter, Can you?

GregT's picture
GregT

How to revive a sourdough starter, Can you?

Hi I am new to this site and a newbie at baking bread.  I am trying to create a starter and the method I am using is from here.

I am up to day three and my starter has NOT risen.  Is there such a thing as a dead starter and can one revive same say with a few grains of yeast or apple cider vinegar to lower the ph.

OR AM I,  just impatient?  The temperature in my kitchen is between 70 and 75 F.

Can someone guide me in the right direction please.

Thanks GregT

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ejs4fc

Hey Greg,

Persevere on! I believed that I used the same recipe when I made my first sourdough starter. Just keep following the recipe—I began to notice action around day nine. Then, two or three days later, I was ready to go. 

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GregT

ok thanks   its working good now.