As part of the characterization you instruct us to transfer some of the starter into a new jar. What should I do with the leftover starter? Which jar do I keep for making bread?

We’ve asked you to transfer your starter to a new jar on day 15 to ensure that you (and we) can get a clear visual of maximum height and bubble production. After you’ve submitted your data and pictures on day 15, you can maintain and use the starter(s) however you like!  […]

As part of the characterization you instruct us to transfer some of the starter into a new jar. What should I do with the leftover starter? Which jar do I keep for making bread?2020-05-04T14:58:24-04:00

Can I use my discarded starter?

You certainly can, but be warned: many starters haven’t reached their full, glorious bread-making potential before 15 feedings. At that point, a starter is considered “mature”, with a stable microbial community full of acid-producing bacteria and acid-tolerant yeasts that leaven and flavor your bread. Before that, the community is changing daily in a […]

Can I use my discarded starter?2020-04-30T10:51:01-04:00