What kind of flour do you use to feed the starter?
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You can use any plain flour. I tend to feed my starter the same flour I will use in the final dough and in the same proportions if I am mixing different types of flour. For example if I am making a white sourdough with 20% wholemeal flour then I will feed the starter an 80/20 mix of Baker's plain white flour and wholemeal flour.
So generally you can feed your starter with the same flour you are baking with and it will do fine.
I got the most active starter by using at least 30% Rye flour - and the rest I do unbleached white flour.
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