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Putting soudough starter on hold.

 
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This is a really cool article about putting your sourdough starter on hold. I don't know why I didn't think about drying it but what a great idea.

https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/05/01/putting-sourdough-starter-hold
 
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Kevin Queen wrote:This is a really cool article about putting your sourdough starter on hold. I don't know why I didn't think about drying it but what a great idea.

https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/05/01/putting-sourdough-starter-hold


I have a very active starter and rather than discard I have a bunch of it dehydrated. I also have a Gluten free dehydrated starter. I have been selling them quite regularly in my Etsy shop and eBay. Rehydrating is easy and we get great results ... It's a great option
 
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That is good to know. I tried making starter from a dehydrated kit, but it flopped :/
Fortunately I was able to get some from a friend
 
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Jt Glickman wrote:That is good to know. I tried making starter from a dehydrated kit, but it flopped :/
Fortunately I was able to get some from a friend


A lot of people are selling them ... I include instructions and a video link so you can see exactly what is going on ... Also email contact
Glad you got your starter so you weren't discouraged
Included is a picture of the Pumpernickel Rye Sourdough I baked yesterday ... Enjoy the visual
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I like to feed it before putting it the fridge just to make sure it’s happiest if I end up going longer than two bakes.

I almost dehydrated mine before our move, but decided to just keep it alive with English muffins in our rv’s easy bake oven instead. Boy I’m glad those days are over. :)
 
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Kevin Queen wrote:This is a really cool article about putting your sourdough starter on hold. I don't know why I didn't think about drying it but what a great idea.

https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/05/01/putting-sourdough-starter-hold



Thank you for sharing that!

I keep wanting to make sourdough, since it tastes so good, but I don't bake bread often enough to bother keeping sourdough starter alive.
 
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That's an interesting article. I read somewhere that back in the pioneer days when folks were traveling cross country in covered wagons that's how they kept their starter alive. They would spread it out on a towel & let it dry in the sun before they moved to their next destination. Someone still sells starter that is supposedly from those times.
 
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Jamin Grey wrote:

Thank you for sharing that!

I keep wanting to make sourdough, since it tastes so good, but I don't bake bread often enough to bother keeping sourdough starter alive.



You're most welcome! I have made a starter before but let it die because it was too much for me to keep it going as I didn't make bread that often. Now I know this little trick, it'll be much easier to start it back up again.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:That's an interesting article. I read somewhere that back in the pioneer days when folks were traveling cross country in covered wagons that's how they kept their starter alive. They would spread it out on a towel & let it dry in the sun before they moved to their next destination. Someone still sells starter that is supposedly from those times.



It's kind of crazy how people back then without any kind of internet or technology just trialed things and figured all this out.
 
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Carl Boehm wrote:

Jt Glickman wrote:That is good to know. I tried making starter from a dehydrated kit, but it flopped :/
Fortunately I was able to get some from a friend


A lot of people are selling them ... I include instructions and a video link so you can see exactly what is going on ... Also email contact
Glad you got your starter so you weren't discouraged
Included is a picture of the Pumpernickel Rye Sourdough I baked yesterday ... Enjoy the visual



This loaf looks delicious! Nice job!
 
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It's kind of crazy how people back then without any kind of internet or technology just trialed things and figured all this out.



I think it's even crazier that many people can no longer function without technology. So many useful skills have been forgotten & neglected. To keep this somewhat on topic ... just look at that stuff they call bread on the store shelves. ugh. Carl's bread looks like real bread!!!
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:

It's kind of crazy how people back then without any kind of internet or technology just trialed things and figured all this out.



I think it's even crazier that many people can no longer function without technology. So many useful skills have been forgotten & neglected. To keep this somewhat on topic ... just look at that stuff they call bread on the store shelves. ugh. Carl's bread looks like real bread!!!



I totally agree. That's exactly why I love to learn how things are grown and made. Not only because it fascinates me, allows me to appreciate it more, but also so I know the process in the event I want (or need) to make it myself in the future.
 
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