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Old August 09, 2018, 05:34   #1
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Sourdough Yeast Starter

Been into biscuits lately. Any pros out here? Do you keep your yeast in fridge, then allow to warm up prior to use? Or setting out all the time? Do you bake with hungry yeast or well-fed and fattened yeasts?
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Old August 09, 2018, 07:32   #2
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My wife makes Sourdough Bread; leave it on the counter, loosely covered, feed regularly, and use as needed
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Old August 09, 2018, 07:35   #3
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^^^ That ^^^
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Old August 09, 2018, 08:43   #4
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I'm spoiled. I've lived in the SF bay area most of my life. Sourdough bread is at all the grocery stores, all the delis, and I've never thought about making it myself.
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is it ok for it to have mould on its surface while yeasting?
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Old August 09, 2018, 12:18   #6
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is it ok for it to have mould on its surface while yeasting?
Wife says absolutely not.
Also, if it turns pink, toss it.
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Old August 09, 2018, 12:43   #7
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After the "Bartender, my beer smells funny" thread I can't hardly think about yeast without dry heaving.
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lwas thinking the same thing. Sorry.
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After the "Bartender, my beer smells funny" thread I can't hardly think about yeast without dry heaving.
So I guess you don't want the Rosie O'donnell cheesy bread recipe ?
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Old August 09, 2018, 18:08   #10
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It's a living thing and needs to be feed and cared for... I got my starter (for free) from http://carlsfriends.net/
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Keep it in the reefer, feed it once a week or more often.

After experimentation... I prefer to use the starter at room temp after feeding +2 hours. Gives it every possible advantage in the fermentation process of sourdough bread making.
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That's a nice looking loaf. Got the recipe? Been doing just biscuits but want to do bread now
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Old August 10, 2018, 21:41   #13
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As folks have mentioned, yeast is a living organism and depending on the strain and hardiness, needs a certain temp and environment to propagate. Best to gently bring it up to temp and keep it steady and in a giving environment. I brew beer and poteen...it’s amazing when a strain takes off! Beer is forgiving; get a little hot and all you have to do is deal with esters and a fruity IPA. Flames are no anger. Get sloppy w distilling and you’ll need to repair the barn roof!
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Old August 11, 2018, 12:25   #14
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"...Got the recipe?"

My recipe for approx 1 kilo loaf:

200 grams activated starter at 100% hydration (50% flour - 50% water)

370 grams purified water

625 grams white bread flour

15 grams kosher or sea salt

Calculated hydration rate is about 65%.

Watch YouTube videos (here's one). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPzpU1clHaA
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Wife says absolutely not.
Also, if it turns pink, toss it.
How do you keep it from doing it then?
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Old August 11, 2018, 20:19   #16
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"...Got the recipe?"

My recipe for approx 1 kilo loaf:

200 grams activated starter at 100% hydration (50% flour - 50% water)

370 grams purified water

625 grams white bread flour

15 grams kosher or sea salt

Calculated hydration rate is about 65%.

Watch YouTube videos (here's one). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPzpU1clHaA
Now you went all metric on me. I guess I'll just throw random ratios of ingredients into a bowl and see what happens.
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Old August 12, 2018, 03:55   #17
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Old August 12, 2018, 06:59   #18
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I'm gonna turn this over to my wife; the rest of this post is her: hello well first the starter
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1 package dry fast acting yeast
3 tbsp pototo flakes .....yes, I'm Irish
cover and let sit 3 on a counter, loosely covered feed twice before putting it in the fridge

feed recipe
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp potato flakes
feed every 3 days for the first week then only feed when u remove a cup of starter for your bread
only use plastic or glass for container and to stir the starter

keep starter in fridge. If it turns a pink or orange color throw it out!

bread recipe
1 cup of starter
6 cups bread flour
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 1/4 cup of warm water

mix let rise over night or 12 hours in a warm place, punch down, and
cut and place into 3 loaves, let rise another 6 hours, bake at 350 for 25 to 30 mins
No kneading necessary after mixing, it will only make your bread tough
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