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Old 06-12-2016, 02:07 PM   #11
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T, you are right. I'm feeding another starter (I took a tablespoon full of my fridge culture and added rye and wheat flour) for Danish rye bread and it's ballooned within an hour of adding the third feed! They seem active :)

The Danish rye bread recipe I have says to soak the rye grains and starter for 12 hours, then add flour, then let it rise another 12 hours. I'll let you know if that gives a more sour flavour, then I can hopefully carry that forward into other loaves.

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Old 06-14-2016, 12:07 PM   #12
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there is a group on FB called perfect sour dough, I bet you'd find a ton of good information there from people who are specifically involved in sour dough making.

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Old 06-14-2016, 02:36 PM   #13
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When in a hurry, one of the tricks I use to make it more sour is to substitute beer for the water. I like Anchor Steam Liberty Ale.
For me, making sourdough bread usually has a 16ish hour initial rise time. I use San Francisco sourdough and mix it with four, water, and salt.
I also use a spray bottle and spray the sides of my oven 3 or 4 time at 3 minute intervals when I first put the bread into the oven. 1/2 cup of ice in a small bowl in the bottom of the oven keeps the moisture up.


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