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"Very satisfied!"

The upfront price may seem a little high, but when you consider how much using the starter over time will save you, it is well worth it! Had no problems with reactivating the culture, and it is very vigorous. Raised the first loaf of bread in around 3 hours, and has a nice complex taste, with very...

- elizrbaldwin

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

SKU: 5110
$13.99

Availability: In stock

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One of our favorite sourdough starter cultures, Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter is a Flemish-style starter made with organic whole wheat flour. It makes delicious whole grain bread. 

  • Each box contains 1 packet of dehydrated Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture.
  • Store in a cool, dry place until ready to activate.
  • Activate using whole wheat flour and unchlorinated, unfluoridated water.
  • Sourdough starters culture at room temperature, 70º-85ºF. 
  • Once activated, feed your starter using 1 part starter, 1 part water, and 1-2 parts flour daily for frequent use or weekly, if baking infrequently.
  • Instructions for using this starter are included and can be found here.
  • Having trouble activating your sourdough starter? Browse our Sourdough Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

 

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Ingredients

  • Organic whole wheat flour, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
  • Non-GMO

 

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Shipping Information and Shelf Life

  • Our Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a dehydrated culture.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Use by date on box.

 

 

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UPC 00814598020032

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter"

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  1. following instruction to the letter and FAILURE

    by chris on 07/28/2018

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    Product arrived in good shape. Open package and followed to the letter. Used distilled water to start the "starter". Finished the steps... Waited 36 hours for a reaction. NONE. I am a homebrewer, so I know fermentation. Would not purchase again.

    Response from CFH: Thank you for reaching out to us. We are very sorry for the trouble, and we thank you for allowing us to make this right. We look forward to future correspondence with the starter.

  2. Best daily bread!

    by Ian on 06/03/2018

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    The instructions were super easy to follow and the bread turned out amazing. Actually, I found out that it's quite forgiving and I can vary the times for feeding and such quite a bit and it still turns out delicious and perfect texture every time! I've been playing with the recipe based on https://nourishedkitchen.com/whole-grain-no-knead-sourdough/ and modifying it. Happy to share here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kZKVhIZK6z_KJMB7gA_7U4N-Jjpb0QspAYeMx0v5FQ/edit?usp=sharing.

    My family is happy :)

  3. Starter works great but I need more practice

    by Kathy on 05/10/2018

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    As a total beginner bread baker, it was a bit frustrating. First attempt didn't work out very well for many reasons. The 2nd attempt produced bread but was a little denser than I liked. My biggest problem is I can't get the gluten to the window-pane stage after much kneading/dough stretching (gave up after an hour). I probably should've gotten the San Francisco sourdough starter as I've been told whole wheat is much harder to work with. Customer Service has been great giving me tips and ideas. I may take a break on bread making and look for some other recipes that doesn't require so much kneading. And if there is a big sale, I might give the San Francisco sourdough starter a try.

  4. 1st attempt flopped

    by Gopony on 09/01/2017

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    My first attempt produced a dense, extremely sour bread and it went in the bin. I may have overproofed it so I will try again. I would like to find a another recipe to go by his time.

    Response from CFH: Remember that whole wheat is going to produce a heavier more sour bread by nature! Definitely experiment with your proofing time, and contact us if needed!

  5. Activated quick and easy

    by Jewels on 08/15/2017

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    I had unfortunately killed a starter that a friend had used for years and I had used for over a year by not looking closely at a new bag of flour that turned out to be a bleached flour so I was looking for a replacement and was interested in whole wheat since I never had luck with whole wheat flours with my old starter. This starter activated and started bubbly within a few days much quicker than I expected and works great with my whole wheat flour my first loaf was good and I'm really excited about my next one which is rising as I were this.

  6. Very Good indeed!

    by Mama on 05/20/2017

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    This sourdough starter has proven to be a success. We have had delicious waffles and hamburger buns. Will definitely be recommending this to friends.

  7. Outstanding!

    by Joanna on 05/09/2017

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    This is simply outstanding. It's easy to use and very effective. If you're concerned or have questions, the customer service is also excellent and they're ready to help. I'm having so much fun with this that I don't think I'll ever want to stop!

  8. Great project. A bit pricey; however, it works beautifully.

    by Queenie on 10/27/2016

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    Activation worked without a hitch. I have been using the sourdough starter extensively since. Thank you!

  9. Meh

    by Stress baker on 09/18/2016

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    It's VERY sour. I was disappointed because the only reason I got this one instead of the San Francisco or Parisian one, was because I had recently acquired a wheat grinder and figured it would be easier than having to buy extra white flour just for the starter. BUT then I got this and I'm the instructions it said I can't use freshly milled flour. :( big bummer. Wish I had known and could have gotten the one I had loved Before; i much prefer that flavor.

    That being said, it activated very well and rises. Just tastes so strong.

    Response from CFH: It's our understanding that you can still bake with freshly milled flour, just not feed your starter with it. Give that try? Contact Customer Support or check out our website for tips on making things less sour!

  10. Excellent Sourdough Starter

    by SUE on 07/05/2016

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    I purchased this product and after about 9 days it became contaminated. I contacted customers service and they are wonderful. They walked me through what to do to possibly restart it. I am now back to making wonderful sourdough products. Love the product. Excellent customer service.

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Desem Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Ingredients

  • Organic whole wheat flour, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Desem Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
  • Non-GMO

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  • From Leonie at 2/7/2018 7:43 PM
    • I started my culture for the whole wheat sourdough yesterday and used Brita filtered water. Now I read that filters do not remove chloramine... i don’t have any bubbles yet. Is this because I used the wrong water?
    • Filters do not remove chlorine but you can remove it yourself either by letting the water sit out overnight or boil it before using it in culturing. However, as long as your water doesn't contain abnormally high levels of chlorine, you should be ok. Please contact us at [email protected] to do some troubleshooting if you still see no bubbles after 7 days. It's usually an easy fix!
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  • From Katherine at 10/19/2016 6:27 PM
    • Can this be used with sprouted flours like a sprouted spelt?
    • You will need to feed your starter with whole wheat flour (not freshly ground), but you can bake with any kind of flour.
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  • From Chuck at 2/13/2016 11:49 PM
    • Where can I get non-chlorinated, non-fluoridated water? I understand that almost no water filters remove fluoride.

      Do I need to use that water every time I feed the starter?
    • You are correct, most basic filters cannot take out fluoride or chloramine, but they can take out chlorine. Specialty filters for certain units can take out fluoride, but your best bet is to buy bottled water: spring water, distilled, or drinking water. Yes, in order to keep your culture alive you must give it pure water to survive every time.
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  • From Susan at 4/14/2015 7:37 PM
    • Can I use white whole wheat for the starter?
    • Either red or white whole wheat can be used for this starter.
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  • From Michael Reilly at 1/5/2015 2:07 PM
    • Hi - Will the desem starter work with Einkorn flour? Thank you.
    • Yes, that's a great flour. If you need assistance, let us know!
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  • From Dawn at 12/28/2014 3:59 PM
  • From tabby at 9/1/2014 10:55 PM
    • hi, can I use sourdough starter in my bread machine. is there 1 starter more suitable for bread machine? thanks.
    • Sourdough is tricky to use in a bread machine as it does not behave as breads using traditional yeasts. For example, your rise time likely will be very different from what your bread machine settings are. See here for more info: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/using-bread-machine-make-sourdough
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  • From Heidi at 4/12/2014 3:36 PM
    • I have a grinder that I grind grain into flour with. Can I use that kind of flour for this? I am new to sourdough so have no idea what it would do. Thanks!
    • We have found that fresh milled flour does not work well for sourdough starter. It is best to use a flour that has aged for at least 2 months. You can also purchase a flour at the store.
      Fresh milled flour can be used for baking with your starter with wonderful results.
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  • From sharon at 11/12/2013 6:42 PM
  • From Anne at 10/19/2013 10:19 AM

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