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19 October, 2009

Why Discard Starter: A Mathematical View.

Comments : 8 Posted in : Muttering to Myself, Starting with your starter, Techniques and Tips on by : Paul
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You see this question pop up all the time in sourdough discussions: “Why do I have to discard? I hate the idea of throwing anything away. Can’t I just keep feeding the starter?” Although reducing the waste we produce as a species is a good thing, there are times when it’s actually more logical to
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20 January, 2009

The Waste Conundrum

Comments : 7 Posted in : Muttering to Myself, Starting with your starter on by : Paul
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On bread discussion boards where people talk about their sourdough starters, invariably you will see posts written by people who are concerned about the amount of flour or old starter they end up tossing away, especially during the creating-the-starter phase. There seems to be much fretting and worrying that so much product is simply going
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