Originally Posted by MostlyWater
after 24 hours i understand that the yeast dies/loses effectiveness.
I believe I've found yeasts effective life has lots to do with how the yeast was woken up.
Starting yeast in sugat water wakes it up quickly but it sems the yeast does not last as long.
Starting yeast in a sugarless sponge seems to make the yeast more robust. I should say this is the first time I started a sponge using no 'sweet' and only flour and water, it amazed me. More study is needed.
also the yeast taste will be more pronounced.
And that's a very good thing.