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    Why isn't my sourdough sour?

    I've had the starter brewing for almost two months now...it's approx equal parts flour & water, with a little rye flour thrown in cuz I heard that helps keep it active & tangy.

    The starter is bubbly & active; and I feed it a flour/water/little rye mixture every 3 days or so...also for the last two straight weeks it has been out of the fridge (I kept it refrigerated for the first month).

    Now when I make a loaf, I use about 2 1/4 cups starter & 3 cups flour...sometimes all white flour, sometimes 2 cups white & one cup whole wheat.

    It makes a good loaf - fluffy, crusty, tasty - but NOT SOUR!

    I want that tangy San Francisco sourdough taste - but I just can't get it...does anyone know what I can do to get my starter to pack moar punch???







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    Re: Why isn't my sourdough sour?

    Quote Originally Posted by Backdoor Jesus
    I want that tangy San Francisco sourdough taste - but I just can't get it...
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    Re: Why isn't my sourdough sour?

    well i make sour dough by seperating curds and whey

    leave a pint or two of milk out of the fridge and let it seperate
    when it has pour out through a muslin cloth and make cottage cheese out of the curd and use the whey as water for your dough
    it works great



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    Re: Why isn't my sourdough sour?

    same reason you can only get good bagels in NY you can only get great sour dough in San Fran. it's the water & the atmosphere.

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