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Too frugal for Sourdough?


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Too frugal for Sourdough?

smtucker | Jun 16, 2009 01:46 PM

I am in the process of making a "seed" for rye bread as outlined in the Bread Baker's Apprentice. Day 3 and 4 include throwing out HALF of the starter and feeding the remaining dough. Yesterday, Day 3, instead of throwing out half, I found another beaker, placed half the starter and then fed both.

Day 4 is ending, and I am supposed to throw out half again? I am running out of beakers.

I can't stand to throw out anything that is edible. What is the logic here? And is there anyone in the Boston area that wants a New York Deli Rye starter? I seem to have quite a bit to give away if indeed, I don't need it.

Would love thoughts from sourdough experts.

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