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    Started one yesterday in a bid to improve my bread.

    Does anybody have one? Can't wait to see what difference it makes!
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    Makes a hell of a difference to bread! Initially it can be difficult to keep it going as you use it. But nothing a bit of time cant fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyBlue42 View Post
    Started one yesterday in a bid to improve my bread.
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    My wife started a rye sourdough a couple of days ago. It is active, but not yet strong enough to rise bread. She made a delicious loaf using the daily "throw away" section and adding yeast. We are still struggling to get a well risen purely sourdough rye loaf. Any suggestions?

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    I have the memory of a goldfish so I often forget about the starter in the fridge, resurrected it two days ago and used it to make ciabatta which came out brilliant and very tasty. I pinch off a piece of the levened dough and place back in the fridge. And then forget about it again, sigh.

    For me I find it more convenient to use instant yeast and just make the dough early. Doing pizzas today so the process has started already with the dough.
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    I have had one for about 6 months now. Took a while to get started. Lots of YouTube tutorials. Trick is regular feeding. I keep mine in the fridge and when I want to bake bread then I take it out and feed it. Ready for use the next day. Make the dough in the morning and bake that night.

    I used a flat bottom potje pot ( preheated in the oven). I place the dough on a sheet of baking paper to rise covered with tea towel for 20 minutes while oven is heating then into the pot and bake covered for 30 minutes then uncovered fro 40 minutes at 230. The baking paper makes it easier to remove from the pot and less mess to clean a's it just peel away. .. Another trick is to put a little water into the pot for a crispy crust.

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    My daughter made one this week and made a fantastic loaf of bread with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
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    So I follow this guy. Below video will get you going...

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    Mines been going for close to 2 years now, lots of fun but they need TLC....its Alive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    My wife started a rye sourdough a couple of days ago. It is active, but not yet strong enough to rise bread. She made a delicious loaf using the daily "throw away" section and adding yeast. We are still struggling to get a well risen purely sourdough rye loaf. Any suggestions?
    How is she feeding it? I would suggest feeding with some SG White bread flour or better yet SG Wholemeal flour, 100% Rye Bread is very difficult to bake, try first with a 60% or 80% Rye
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    Because of underlying health issues, we are using 100% rye flour. She has started feeding it twice a day at 100% hydration. Hoping to bake a loaf this evening.

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    I've had a starter going for over 2 years now. I keep it in the fridge and remove it 2 days prior to baking. The secret to sourdough is time. There is no rushing it. To make a good sour dough takes more than 24 hours.Click image for larger version. 

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    That looks proper
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymerdr View Post
    I've had a starter going for over 2 years now. I keep it in the fridge and remove it 2 days prior to baking. The secret to sourdough is time. There is no rushing it. To make a good sour dough takes more than 24 hours.Click image for larger version. 

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    I need to follow this. Another 23 days of lock down to go in Gabs. Might as well start a starter

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    I made ### sourdough for about a year before I bought the book,flour water salt yeast by Ken forkish. It's my bread making Bible. There is also a lot of good techniques to watch on youtube. The shaping and folding techniques take a while to "master" with high hydration dough.
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    Tonight's sourdough pizza.Click image for larger version. 

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    Enjoyed this article.
    Recipe at end

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    Sourdough bread can be tricky.

    I had many flops before but found this guy easy to follow and sucess with the bread.

    Starter:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QXN9jiqzWw

    Bread:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSs8w2AAN2w

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