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How to Store Sourdough Starter Long Term (Illustrated Guide)
Maintaining a sourdough starter during times when you are not baking regularly can be a bit of a drag
If you’re taking a break from baking sourdough bread, it’s a good idea to learn how to store it properly
Storing Sourdough Starter in the Refridgerator This is by far the easiest and most common way to store your sourdough starter if you’re not using it too often.
Benefits of Storing Sourdough Starter in the Fridge It is simple and easy to do, and will take the hassle out of having to look after your starter on a daily basis.
The Down Sides of Storing Sourdough Starter in the Fridge The biggest down side is that it is NOT a completely hands off storage solution. It is easy to forget how long you’ve had it in the fridge for if life gets busy!
Storing Sourdough Starter in the Freezer
Freezing your sourdough starter is another option that may be better suited if you don’t want to think about looking after it at all for a while.
Sourdough starter can stay in the freezer for up to a year. Be sure to cover it well to protect it from freezer burn.
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