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Old 01-11-2021, 14:00   #16
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Water source is very important to bread making. One of the few qualities that NYC has over the rest of this region is bread quality. The city water is sourced in the Catskills, the water quality is fantastic, resulting in great bread.
I think we're on to something here:

https://mytapscore.com/blogs/tips-fo...tant-in-baking

Can Water Quality Affect the Taste of Bread?

Sourdough starters may be sensitive to your water quality because it can alter the microbiome of helpful bacteria needed to leaven your dough. Different bacteria favor different minerals (like magnesium, potassium, sodium, and sulfate), which can change the tanginess and other flavors being developed. None of this is likely to result in bad tasting bread–it just might taste differently. Experiments with instant yeast suggest that water quality may not have much impact on the taste of bread. In both cases, there isn’t a big body of literature on tap water quality and baking, so more research is needed.
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Old 01-12-2021, 23:23   #17
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PSM, Thank you for the kindness!
Sent this morning.
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Tagged. This is really interesting. I would love to hear results from the recipients of PSM's efforts.
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Pictures is a few days if all goes well. PSM was kind enough to share his hoard of sourdough starter, have contacted a few peers who are supplying insight, one has stated to forego bread flour, for a good organic All Purpose & Wheat blend 75%AP/25% wheat. Anyone been down that road?
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Old 05-07-2021, 13:44   #20
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Pictures is a few days if all goes well. PSM was kind enough to share his hoard of sourdough starter, have contacted a few peers who are supplying insight, one has stated to forego bread flour, for a good organic All Purpose & Wheat blend 75%AP/25% wheat. Anyone been down that road?
Glad to see that you are on the mend and back in the saddle, D. Looking forward to your results.

BTW, I promised alelks some but, if he sent me his address I missed it. I've sent him several PMs but he hasn't been on here since January. Anyone have contact with him?
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