Tip - Great Mixing Tool for Pennies
For some time now, I have been using a 12” piece of 3/8” wooden dowel rod as a mixing or stirring tool. Since my starter is fed twice a day, I get plenty of practice. IMO it mixes better than anything else I know. Other than cutting the dowel to length, the only other modification was to sand flat the 2 opposing sides (about an inch high)on the bottom. Easy Peasy.
No sticky hands, mixes and kneads starters very well. Great for mixing to shaggy mass for autolyse.
Give it a try. You may like it.
Just this morning I wanted to know how much starter was available. I checked the weight marking on the bottom of the glass container and saw 130. The full weight was 206, so I knew there was 76g starter.