10 Tips For Feeding Your Sourdough Starter
Feed your sourdough starter in a clean bowl and clean the container you keep it in between feedings.
1
The black liquid on top of your starter is an alcohol byproduct called hooch. Pour it out. It’s ok!
2
Use a kitchen scale to measure by weight for more control over your starter’s hydration.
3
Feed your starter using distilled, purified, or filtered water. Anything without chlorine.
4
Mix your starter and water first, then add the flour. This helps prevent clumping.
5
If using a flour blend, the total amount of flour should weigh equal to the amount of water used.
6
If not using right away, let your starter feed at room temp 2-4 hrs before putting it in the fridge.
7
Your starter will be fine in the fridge for a month or more. Just feed it 2-3x in a row before use.
8
Store it in a container that is not airtight so gas can escape but bugs can’t get in.
9
Don’t throw away your discard starter! Use it to make scallion pancakes, funnel cakes, or other discard recipes.
10
For more details check out the blog post on The Practical Kitchen!
My shop
Check out the products I love
Whisk
Buy
In 6 guides
Kitchen Scale
Buy
In 6 guides
wire spider
Buy
In 5 guides
Stand Mixer With Dough Hook
Buy
In 4 guides
Wire Mesh Strainer
Buy
In 3 guides
parchment paper
Buy
In 3 guides
ice cream maker
Buy
In 3 guides
blender
Buy
In 3 guides
Small Offset Spatula
Buy
In 3 guides
round cutters
Buy
In 2 guides
GIR Premium Silicone Spatula
Buy
In 2 guides
bench scraper
Buy
In 2 guides
bowl scraper
Buy
In 2 guides
Pastry Brush
Buy
In 2 guides
microplane
Buy
In 2 guides
Fish Turner Spatula
Buy
In 1 guide
OXO Box Grater
Buy
In 1 guide
cast iron pan
Buy
In 1 guide
funnel
Buy
In 1 guide
350F oil
Buy
In 1 guide
mini muffin liners
Buy
In 1 guide
toothpicks
Buy
In 1 guide
2 tsp (29mm) cookie scoop
Buy
In 1 guide
mini muffin tin
Buy
In 1 guide
gel food coloring
Buy
In 1 guide
pomegranate oolong tea bags
Buy
In 1 guide
square cake pan
Buy
In 1 guide
culinary torch
Buy
In 1 guide
closed star tip
Buy
In 1 guide
small piping bag
Buy
In 1 guide
stand mixer
Buy
In 1 guide
2 Quart Sauce Pot
Buy
In 1 guide
caraway seeds
Buy
In 1 guide
muffin tins
Buy
In 1 guide
3 TBSP cookie scoop
Buy
In 1 guide
mini food processor
Buy
In 1 guide
organic rye flour
In 1 guide
ice pop molds
Buy
In 1 guide
flaky salt
Buy
In 1 guide
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
Buy
In 1 guide
loaf pan
Buy
In 1 guide
Canning Jars
Buy
In 1 guide
Round Cookie Cutters
Buy
In 1 guide
9x13" Cake Pan
Buy
In 1 guide
Cake Board
Buy
In 1 guide
Cake Decorating Turntable
Buy
In 1 guide
large piping bag
Buy
In 1 guide
4" acetate cake collar
Buy
In 1 guide
6” cutter
Buy
In 1 guide
Powdered Pectin
Buy
In 1 guide
Habanero Powder
Buy
In 1 guide
Ravioli Stamp
Buy
In 1 guide
View full shop
Explore more Jumprope
Want to create? It’s fast, easy, free & open to anyone.
Learn more.
More than 50,000 step-by-step guides to learn how to do anything.