Starters & Levains

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ALYX has asked:Please help. Why use a sourdough starter? I do not always want sourdough. What is the point? And how does one make it not sour for regular b... read more →

commented on 4 days ago
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Hi all! I am a proud beginner sourdough momma, and have baked a few rounds of bread from a beauitful, active starter given to me by a friend. Unfortunately... read more →

commented on 3 weeks ago
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If I increase the amount of levain in a recipe, how will it impact the final loaf? read more →

commented on 4 weeks ago

Changing continents

by Pamamac
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I've been in the Caribbean for 6 months and started making sourdough. It's been a huge success and I'd like to take my starter back to the UK. ... read more →

commented on 5 weeks ago

Yeast Starters

by Shawnee1707
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Hi! Just found this website. Looking forward to exploring it! I have made my first batch of yeast using a recipe from another site. Potato water, adding su... read more →

commented on 11 weeks ago
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Hi all. I've been getting lots of useful information here over the past two months since I start... read more →

commented on 12 weeks ago

Seeding a starter

by janisem
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HiNeed a bit of help restarting my starter.  I had just a tiny bit left from my last bake and find that feeding by doubling the volume it just dries o... read more →

commented on 15 weeks ago
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Hi-Last year I received a wonderful dried starter from Alaska. I found that I was getting too busy t... read more →

commented on 22 weeks ago
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I am loving this soudough cooking AND this site! There is a whole world our there of sourdough bakers I didn't know about! I feel privleged to be part ... read more →

commented on 26 weeks ago
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I dried and ground some of my starter on 25/4 and stored in a sealed kilner jar.  Added 30g water to 30g of the dried starter 2 days ago and have been... read more →

commented on 29 weeks ago
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 After some dissatisfaction with freezing and rejuvenating my starter, I am experimenting with ... read more →

commented on 30 weeks ago
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Hi all, I am planning on making a large batch of sourdough bread to sell for a school fete. Do I need to give the starter more time than overnight after fe... read more →

commented on 31 weeks ago
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Reviving a starter vs. starting a new one - that is my internal debate. I freeze and revive, but the... read more →

commented on 32 weeks ago

lazy starter

by wishfish
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It's been a while since I've visited here - and I've moved from Panama to Brazil, in the meantime. I managed to create a truly ferociously acti... read more →

commented on 33 weeks ago
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Hi there, first timer to the forum.  I am originally from the UK and used to make my own sourdough.  I haven't made it in 6 months or so as w... read more →

commented on 33 weeks ago

beer barm

by dutchgirlme
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I have left over beer barm...yes that's real beer barm from a local brewery....I didn't use the entire quart jar of it...can I feed it like a sourd... read more →

commented on 37 weeks ago