Re: [] Bread Maker

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From: Rev Simon Rumble
Subject: Re: [] Bread Maker
Date: 22:18 on 06 Mar 2007
This one time, at band camp, Jakob Whitfield wrote:

> Is this true? I thought that once a sourdough culture was hardy and
> established enough to survive freezing/drying, it was stong enough to
> fight off the local yeasts, as the environment it produced (acidity
> etc.) was specific to its components.

The yeasts are constantly evolving to local conditions, and being 
infected by local wild yeasts.  They evolve to deal with local 
conditions like humidity, temperature range etc.  Regardless of what you 
start with, they will end up becoming their own thing.

That said, the advantage of starting with someone else's starter is that 
the yeast will already have stabilized on something that is, if nothing 
else, stable and has desirable properties.  They'll then evolve further.

What I haven't been able to find out is whether having a sourdough 
beastie around the house is a dangerous thing as a beer brewer.  Haven't 
been game to try it yet for this reason.

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