How To Revive A Sourdough Starter [Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter Problems]
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Learn how to revive a sluggish and unhealthy starter fast with a healthy feeding schedule, quality ingredients, and a warm environment.
warm unfiltered water
unbleached all-purpose flour
The first step in reviving a tired and sluggish sourdough is to feed it.
To feed the sourdough starter you will add ¼ cup starter, ¼ cup very warm filtered water, and ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour to a clean glass jar (needs to hold at least 3 cups).
Set the sourdough starter in a very warm location, like on a countertop behind a crockpot that is filled with warm water and turn to the low setting.
Check for activity in 3 hours. If the starter isn't rising or bubbling, then continue to check it every hour until activity is noted.
Feed the starter every 12 hours until the it becomes bubbly and active within 3 hours of feedings. At that point you can decrease feedings to 1 time per day.
If the sourdough starter continues to be sluggish then replace half of the unbleached all-purpose flour with rye flour for an extra nutrient boost.
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