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Offline sb 44 champs

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decided to try my hand at making a starter
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:22:13 AM »
Read alot of info on this site and various other sites and decided I wanted to try and get a starter going. Will use for bread and pizza making.

Starter#1
sourdoughhome.com

started 1/10/13
50g organic whole grain flour
50g spring water
this one took 24 hrs before it doubled in size. Feedings every 12 hrs.
last feeding was this morning where I subbed AP flour for the whole grain flour. removed 100g of the starter and fed it with 100
This starter actually smells pretty bad but that seems normal at least from what I've read.

Starter#2
freshloaf.com
started 1/12/13
2T whole grain flour
2T pineapple juice
The first feeding will be later this morning.
As of 6am, barely any activity.
This one smells like pineapple.

Has anyone ordered dry started from carlsfriends.net? If so, did the starter work out ok?


Offline bfguilford

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Re: decided to try my hand at making a starter
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 10:12:01 AM »
I had some Carl's Oregon Trail starter going for a while. I used it for bread mostly. I found it pretty finicky to work with, and nowhere near as active/powerful as the Ischia that I'm using now. I'm also not sure that Friends of Carl are still sending out that starter. I'd send you some, but I don't have it any more (I shared it with Corey aka rcbaughn on PM.com. so he might be able to share it with you).

Barry
« Last Edit: January 13, 2013, 10:13:44 AM by bfguilford »
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