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Can You Overfeed Sourdough Starter?

Natasha Krajnc

Yes, you can end up overfeeding the starter.

Each time you feed the starter, the yeast, and bacteria will have reduced.

Feeding your starter too often will risk the population of bacteria completely diminishing until you’re left with flour and water.

Why Won’t My Sourdough Starter Rise?

If you’ve been feeding your starter regularly, without a successful rise, then perhaps you aren’t giving it enough time to feed on the flour and water. Try to leave it for a few days until you notice some activity, then continue to feed your starter.

If the starter was bubbly once upon a time, but had stopped all of a sudden, you haven’t been feeding it enough.

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Natasha Krajnc

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