Old Sourdough May Come Back To Life

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This photo is testimony that old unfed sourdough culture can an often does come back to life with care.

This culture was in the refrigerator for over 3 months. I should have taken a picture of the thick black liquid on top of it. Anyhow, I poured it out and salvaged about 1 cup of the culture from the bottom of the jar.

I fed it about 4 ounces of rye flour and 4 ounces of filtered water and let it rest overnight.

This morning it had doubled in size. I poured half of the culture down the drain. Then I added another 4 ounces of rye flour and 4 ounces of filtered water.

As you can see by the photo above that was at 8:40 a.m. The mark at noon shows how fast this culture rose, despite haven taken a long nap.

Lesson learned: don’t assume your culture has gone completely bad just because it looks horrible. It can be salvaged!

I would also like to mention that if you want your culture to get excited really quickly, use rye flour. It absolutely loves it!

Peace, love, & sourdough!

Anya

PS: Wow – not even 1:00 p.,m. and look!

This photo was taken at about ten minutes to 1:00 p.m., less than an hour after the last mark at noon!
This photo was taken at about ten minutes to 1:00 p.m., less than an hour after the last mark at noon!
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Old Sourdough May Come Back To Life

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