Starters & Levains

<p>Fermenting flour and water to rise bread with</p>

a Sick starter...? Help!

Hello, I've just joined this community out of desperation. I've been making bread from a homemade starter for about 3 years and...

Ken Forkish Overnight White Bread with Poolish

Substituded 25% of bread flour with sprouted wheat... nice chewy crumb and crusty crust

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Newbie question re: spots in starter

Hello, I am brand new at making sourdough, and I just began cultivating my first starter (pictured here) on May 5th -- about four...


a floating starter?

Does the starter need to float on water? Mine is bubbly, smelly from 50% whole wheat & 50% rye. It's a sinker, even after 5...


Sourdough / moonshine starter

Has anyone ever used a sourdough starter to start a mash for whiskey or vise versa?

100yr old starter.

Hello I'm fairly new to this. Mainly a brick oven pizza maker. But wanting to experiment with the oldest sourdough starter that I...

Bench flour as food?

Has anyone or does anyone use their used bench flour as food for their starter? today I made a loaf of bread, some English...

What should starter LOOK like?

Hello all - I am wondering if someone can send me a photo of what SD starter should look like while it's developing - maybe in it...


A kind of mould is growing on top of my sourdough

My sourdough is covered with a thin layer of what looks like mould. Each day when I feed it I incorporate the mould but is it...

Inactive (?) starter

Hi, I’m working on my first ever sourdough starter and am about two and a half weeks in. It was really active the first week, but...