Thank you for all this good information. I have had the Hitachi a long time but had not used it. I found the manual recommended in this thread which works for my needs. A friend gave me some sourdough starter which prompted my digging out the bread maker. He makes his without a breadmaker but I wanted to use the easier method. My first attempt at sourdough bread is not started for the 4hourd 20 minute bread cycle.
I any one has suggestions please let me know.
Heres to good bread Luther B