For the last few weeks I have been raising my own sourdough starter...and baking many sourdough loaves. They taste amazing, and it is a lot of fun. I am finding the process of baking sourdough to be one that is similar to brewing. The way you deal with raising the yeast is quite similar, and I always get that sense of amazement when I see that there is something alive in my bread! The sourdough liquid levian adds an amazing flavour to the bread, the first loaf worked perfectly and had the exact delicious characteristics that you would expect from sourdough.
It is going to be an interesting hobby to continue with to try and refine and get the best our of my bread.