How To: Troubleshoot Your Starter (with video!)

How To: Troubleshoot Your Starter (with video!)

Starter not feeling so "easy" anymore?

Doubting your starter?

Worried it isn't active enough?

Don't fret! It's quite hard to kill a starter. It will take a few weeks to be fully established. Below, BSM Owner James Brown lends a helping hand and addresses these common sourdough starter conundrums:

Help! I don't see any activity...

Help! My starter seems too thick...

How soon should I feed my starter?

Help! I don't like to discard, it feels wasteful...

What flour should I feed with?

How does the miller maintain his starter?

What do you do if you don't bake so often or want to go on vacation? See how to hibernate your starter here.

Don't miss our FULL STARTER SERIES on YouTube!

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Feed your starter with our TAM 105 Whole Wheat flourMake your starter in this Weck glass jar - it's the perfect size and its straight sides make it easy to access and stir your starter!