I've been using this site for well over a year but I just now signed up to use the forums! It's been very helpful to me and helped me to get into sourdough baking successfully.
That being said, I was wondering how many of you are actually very careful to weigh all of your ingredients? To me, it seems almost a moot point since our individual temperatures and humidity levels can affect the bread so much. Since gaining some experience in baking, I almost always prefer going by the feel of the dough rather than by listed ingredients.
Also, I often will add random things into my sourdough loaves just to see how they will turn out. Cooked vegetables frequently jump into my dough. I am positive that this effects the moisture of the dough, but I haven't seen it as a problem yet. Maybe that's because I'll eat my bread no matter how it turns out!
Here's a link to one of my recent recipes that was highly experimental: http://www.theyrenotourgoats.com/in-the-kitchen/no-knead-harvest-sourdough/
Anyone else careless (or brave) with measuring your ingredients?