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Sourdough Starter - What causes it to look like this?

sweet100s | Mar 18, 2016 12:47 PM

Any experienced bread bakers out there?

Taking a class with baker Zachary Golper, the author of Bien Cuit, at Central Market, Austin, inspired me to try nurturing a sourdough starter. Sunday if I work up the courage I'll actually try making a sourdough loaf. (I have never made bread before...)

2 Questions:

1) I'm approaching on Day 7 of 2x / day feeding of my sourdough starter.
On Day 6, the consistency became "cloudy" but still bubbly. (see pic) What does this mean?

I've been feeding it according to the instructions -
Every 12 hours:
1 Table flour
1 Table warm water

It's a "100 year old Alaskan Sourdough recipe" purchased from Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/listing/18511165...

2) To make just 1 loaf, How many cups of flour should I scale my recipe to if:

- I have a rectangular clay baker like this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

and purchased this proofing basket:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006...

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