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Saint Louis, United States


Liquid Flour Other

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Since 2011

Working with a woodfired brick oven with access to fresh flour to mill myself, during my first summer job in culinary school. I will admit the oven caught my eye first, but when the bread started coming out edible, I knew I was hooked for life. Sourdough bread has been my full time job since 2009.


Uniquely forgiving of a negligent feeding schedule during off days/weeks. Strong leavening, balanced flavor without being overly tangy or funky.

Taste & flavour

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Starting ingredients

  • 78% Water
  • 100% Flour

Feeding ingredients

  • 78% Water
  • 100% Flour
Use scaled culture for the day's bake. Dissolve the remaining culture in water per the next bake schedule at a hydration ratio of 78%
78% Water
Add high protein (>13%) flour to a 78% hydration. Mix to combine thoroughly.
100% Flour

Working method

Anywhere from room temp to ~120°F depending on the starting temp of the culture and the desired use schedule.
78% Water
High protein flour, >13%
100% Flour


Miche batard

75% whole wheat, high % sourdough. Great balanced flavor of wheat and sourdough.
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Levain baguette

10% whole wheat added for better balance and complexity
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100% natural leaven, 85% hydration
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Cherokee Strong

50% whole wheat, 25% rye, spent grains from a local microbrewery. A rotating grain bill keeps the bread ever-changing.
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We run a small menu of Neo-politan pizzas,, focusing on simple ingredients, locally sourced when possible.
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