If anyone is interested these are the pH numbers right after feeding the Ischia starter last evening and before it was fed this morning. The pH number did not change much since the feeding last evening. The starter is not active enough and although the smell is getting better if does not have the pleasant smell that the Ischia starter usually does when it is ready to be used.
Mmmph was kind to send me some of his dried Moby, or Cape Fear starter with great instructions. Mmmph also had the Moby dried culture wrapped very well. Thanks Mmmph!
Life has been busy lately so I did not have the chance to activate it, but I will take some pH numbers when I do activate the Moby culture to see if the pH numbers are different than the Ischia starter.
I know taking pH numbers might not tell me anything, but I was interested if they might tell me something.
Does anyone know what pH number might tell when a starter culture is ready to use?