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Sourdough Hydration Process –  All You Need to Know

Natasha Krajnc

To calculate hydration, you need to know a few things:

– The weight of your flour and water (the two main ingredients)

– The amount of water you’re using in your dough recipe

– The number that represents how moist your dough should be (this is called the “hydration” percentage)

For example, if you have 350 g of water and 500 g of flour, then your hydration level would be 70%, which is a pretty high hydration level for your dough.

The higher the hydration level, the more liquid your dough will be; lower hydration levels of water mean stiffer doughs that are easier to handle and work with.

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