Author: Alex Recker
Krang is a culture of wild yeast started during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. He shares a name with the TMNT villain who resembles a giant brain.
- King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour (113 g)
- Water, cold (113 g)
It takes 5-10 days to make a starter from scratch, but all you need is flour and water. The smell with get worse, then better.
Add flour and water into a non air tight jar 1. Stir, ensuring that all the flour is wet.
Set aside in a warm place.
Repeat the feeding daily until the starter becomes gassy, smells fragrant, and resembles toasted marshmallow. It may smell like old shoes for a while, but keep going. If any pungent, boozy liquid forms on top, pour it off before conducting the feeding.
Once starter doubles in size throughout the day after a feeding, it is ready to use.
Recommended feeding schedule is daily at 9 AM, or weekly if kept in the fridge at 9 AM. Starter will rise throughout the day, peaking between 7-8 PM (which is a great time to start a loaf of bread).
Give the mixture a stir, then weigh 113 g of starter into a bowl.
Stir in 113 g of water.
Discard the rest of the starter remaining in the jar by rinsing with hot water in the sink. Add starter and water mixture back into the clean jar.
Add 113 g of flour and stir until all the flour is moist.
should be loose enough to allow gas to escape, but covered enough to keep fruit flies out. ↩