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Offline Thomas

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« on: January 27, 2012, 01:19:59 AM »
I have come to the conclusion (after drinking several Kolesch) that baking bread is nothing more then exerting control over  a very slow, highly viscous krausen.
I prepared this tonight:
http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2011/12/ ... orite.html

with a pint of oatmeal stout. Very good bread.

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Re: bread
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 10:44:12 AM »
Very nice... I messed around with no-knead for a while but eventually went back to the kneaded variety... can't particularly remember why; I think mostly it was the time taken for the no-knead to proof.
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Re: bread
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 12:30:30 PM »
you could make a sort of sourdough starter using 500 ML of beer and 500g of flour and a touch of suger maybe a 1/4 cup and each day keep adding 1/2 cup of flour and you can keep this going for ever the oldest recorded sour dough starter was I believe 80+ years old and was from down my way in charlotte county
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Re: bread
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 12:33:19 PM »
I've had a similar experience with sourdough starters as I have heard people having with "wild" fermentation of beers - it's a crap-shoot wrt what bugs you get, when you really want specific ones (lacto + yeast).

Last time I did a sourdough starter I bought a packet of dried starter to get it going.
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Re: bread
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 01:07:56 PM »
what we have been doing in school is throw in a couple grapes and apple slices and just a pinch of reg bread yeast and its worked every time
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Re: bread
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 01:09:40 PM »
That sounds like a good idea... I'd give it a go if I wasn't off bread atm ;)
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