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How To Deal With Sourdough Starter Burnout

Learn how to deal with sourdough burnout, stop feeding your sourdough starter, and still have sourdough starter on hand for baking.
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to avoid feeding your sourdough starter daily, sourdough burnout, sourdough starter success, sourdough starter tips
Author: Mel | Missouri Girl Home


  • Resist the urge to throw it away! This important because too many sourdough starters get thrown away in frustration. There is a much easier way.
  • Place the sourdough starter in a glass storage container with a loose fitting lid.
  • Place it in the refrigerator.
  • Walk away.
  • You can store it in the refrigerator for days, weeks, or even months.
  • When you are ready to resume baking just remove the sourdough starter from the refrigerator and resume a feeding schedule until the starter is active and bubbly.