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How Long to Bulk Ferment Sourdough - Your Guide

Natasha Krajnc

What is Bulk Fermentation?

Bulk fermentation refers to the dough’s first resting period after mixing, dividing, and shaping.

Why is Bulk Fermentation Important?

Gases are collected thanks to the sufficient gluten network in the dough.

Can You Skip Bulk Fermentation?

If your dough doesn’t sit through bulk fermentation, it simply won’t rise.

How Long Does Bulk Fermentation Last?

Typically, bulk fermentation can last as little as 3 hours or up to 7 hours in total.

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