I’ve been feeding my starter, but now I have a gallon of sourdough starter. What can I do with it? How do I feed my starter without making too much?
When feeding without baking frequently, it may be useful to discard part of the starter before each feeding, until it is time to bake. Discarded starter may be literally discarded or used for other recipes that do not require so much lift.
To learn more, consult our article on Using Discarded Sourdough Starter.
How do I increase my starter to make fresh starter for baking?
Once you have activated your dehydrated sourdough starter culture, it’s time to bake your first loaf of delicious sourdough bread. But how do you go from rehydrated sourdough starter to sourdough starter that is ready for baking? What is meant by ‘Fresh Sourdough Starter?’
The term ‘fresh sourdough starter’ refers to sourdough starter with yeast and bacteria in an optimal state of activity, ready to use as leavening in a recipe.
Find our instructions here for increasing your sourdough starter for fresh baking.