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Sourdough Starter

Solving the mystery of starting sourdough.
Prep Time5 days
Active Time10 minutes
Author: Shawn


  • Jar
  • Lid, towel or coffee filter. Something to keep the bugs out of the jar
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Warm Water


Day 1

  • In your jar pour 1 cup warm water (less than 100 degrees)
  • Add one cup of flour
  • Stir until smooth
  • Loosely cover with jars lid, coffee filter and a rubberband or tea towel and set aside.

Day 2

  • Remove 1/2 cup of material from the jar and feed it to your chickens (discard if you don't have chickens)
  • Add 1/2 cup flour
  • Add 1/2 cup water
  • Stir until smooth

Day 3

  • Repeat day 2, did you get chickens yet?

Day 4-5 (maybe 7)

  • Repeat day 2
  • The starter is ready when you can see bubbles two hours after feeding it and the smell is sour. It will be a good sour.