I prefer to just plug it in and use it; the cord is a good length. Scoop in 75 grams of the mixture that rested overnight and add 50 grams rye flour, 50 grams all-purpose flour, and 125 grams water. In order to make sourdough bread, you need a healthy and active sourdough starter that will act as your rising agent/yeast. Cover and place in a warm area for 24 hours. To add something that will kickstart your starter.