There are as many ways to feed a starter as there are sourdough bakers, maybe more. There are a number of signficant things that happen when we feed the starter.
- We give the starter more starches to eat, allowing it to continue to live
- We dilute the starter, making it less acid. If the starter gets too acid, the organisms can suffer.
- We favor the growth of the organisms we want in the starter by giving them a consistent environment.