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Sourdough Starter Table

Print out this chart and keep it next to your starter to help monitor progress. Filling in the day and time that you feed your starter with flour and water will help you to remember when your next feeding should take place and what to do next. For more guidance on caring for a sourdough starter, tips, hints and general information, read our Guide to Sourdough Making.

 To download or view the table in PDF format click here.

Day

Day 1

0 hours

 

12 hours

Day 2

24 hours

 

36 hours

Day 3

48 hours

 

60 hours

Day 4+

72 hours +

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time of day  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step

1. Creating the starter

2. First feed

3. Second feed

4. Third feed

5. Fourth feed

6. Fifth feed

7. Keeping the starter

 

1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp water 

Put the flour and water into a bowl, mix to a paste, cover loosely,  leave in a warm place for 12 hours.

1 tbsp  flour
1 tbsp water 

Add the flour and water to the starter, stir to mix, cover loosely,  leave in a warm place for 12 hours.

1 tbsp  flour
1 tbsp water 

Repeat step 2.

1 tbsp  flour
1 tbsp water 

Repeat step 2.

2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp water 

This feed is slightly larger to boost the starter. Add the flour and water, stir, cover loosely and leave in a warm place for 12 hours.

2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp water

Repeat the larger flour and water feed, cover loosely and leave in a warm place for 12 hours. When bubbly proceed to make your ferment.

flour
water 


Feed starter regularly with flour and water, more frequently if warm, less often if cool.

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