Sourdough Starter Feeding Ratio Calculator
Calculate the feeding ratio of sourdough starter : flour : water to cultivate a strong and active starter.
Check out our Complete Guide to Making a Sourdough Starter for an in-depth guide.
Quick guide to Feeding Ratio for Sourdough Starters
As a general rule the lower the ratio of flour and water to starter (1:1:1) the less food the beneficial bacteria and yeasts have to eat meaning it will peak slower.
Low Feeding Ratio
A low ratio starter will peak faster as it has less food to eat and is less diluted.
High Feeding Ratio
A high ratio starter (1:2:2 or above) will rise slower as it is more diluted and has more food to eat (ferment).
For more information check out our guide to sourdough starter