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 1 Day Old vs. Mature Mother
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Mar 04 2018 :  6:24:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For a before and after comparison, I thought I'd share pictures of a new white flour mother, before it has had a chance to develop wild yeasts, and an active, developed white flour mother.
At the end of day one, your mother will be a thick, flour-water paste, like the photos below.



Here, just to help show the thick consistency, I scooped some onto a spatula.



During the weeks you spend capturing the wild yeasts from the air in your environment, your mother will transform in to an active, bubbly mother with a pleasant, sour smell. As you mother matures, it will lose its paste-like consistency.



Ashley Ogle

Darla
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Darla
CA
USA

Posted - Mar 05 2018 :  5:45:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Feeding Mother requires 3/8 flour and 1/4 cup water.

I have found after looking high and low a 3/8 cup just isn't out there, and if you don't have a spare 1/8 cup coffee scoop here is an alternative.

6 TBSP = 3/8 Cup
Or
1/4 Cup + 2 TBSP = 3/8 Cup

Ashley and MaryJane, if there is a better place for this post, please let me know.

Yes, Organized Chaos!
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA

Posted - Mar 06 2018 :  12:13:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info Darla. I printed it out and will put it in a folder I have for Wild Bread.

Lord put your arms around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Mar 06 2018 :  09:45:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darla, thank you for posting the equivalency information. It sure would have been handy if a 3/8 cup was a standard size, but no luck. And naturally, these amounts had the best flour-to-water ratio out of all that we tested. That's why we settled on the 1/8-cup coffee scoop (in product descriptions, 1/8 cup and 2T are used interchangeably). If you can find a 1/8-cup coffee scoop that's best, because you'll only need to count out 3 of the same-sized scoop at each feeding, but the other options you posted work too! Here's a link to the coffee scoop we use: http://amzn.to/2oSXCOb

Ashley Ogle
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Darla
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Darla
CA
USA

Posted - Mar 06 2018 :  1:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ashley, about a month ago I ordered 4 of the 1/8 cup metal coffee scoops from Amazon for all my cans of Chai Latte and etc. This was just a helper for those who may not have one around.

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debbieklann
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Debbie
Madras OR
USA

Posted - Mar 17 2018 :  3:29:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These pictures are a big help!
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