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Old 04-08-2009, 04:07 AM
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Default sourdough starter separated is it still good?

Hi!
I just purchased a dried sourdough starter and activated it. The water seems to separate from the starter. Is this o.k.? It has a smell of beer and bubbles are forming in the starter.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 AM
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Yes, stir it back in and keep feeding it...
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:44 AM
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That sounds right. At some point, that liquid becomes too high in alcohol for the yeast to keep working, so you need to feed it and stir it to get it back to equilibrium.

Right???
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:59 AM
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Speaking of sourdough and preferment.... James. Did you do it yet?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:45 AM
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I haven't done pizza for a while -- I need to do that!

I did make a pan loaf of straight white bread with starter and no yeast. It was OK, but I need to keep working on it.
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