whole wheat sourdough bread
I am new to this forum. I have recently started baking sourdough breads from a starter I received from GEM cultures. I am interested in making only whole wheat (freshly ground at home) sourdough breads and I am not able to get a tested recipe that works. I tried Mike Avery's recipe from sourdoughhome website. My bread did not rise as much or as fast as his. I have tried other recipes too. Some of the breads have come out dense but good. They have all been soft, sometimes I wonder more soft than I want. Sometimes I feel that the crumb is kind of moist and doughy. I have tried to increase the temperature and kneading, but does not help always. I amvery new to bread making in general and I am leraning a lot everyday, so please help eventhough my grasp of cetain basics may seem lacking.