I know members might think what I have to say could be weird.
I fed Steve's and my Ischia culture around lunchtime today. Tonight both Ischia starters are starting to smell more like each other and both are about as active as each other. They aren't far off in smell like they were before.
I wonder is the cheap plastic container I used had something to do with the off smell of the Ischia culture I started with on this thread and maybe was why I had problems with getting the starter to be acitve enough to be able to be used. Before I placed my Ischia starter in the glass container is was starting to smell almost like vomit
, or maybe not quite that bad. Usually if I did use a plastic container to keep the Ischia starter in it was a Rubbermaid plastic container. I wonder if any other members have had the same problems that I did with the Ischia starter in this thread.
The first photo is of my Ischia starter. The second photo is of Steve's Ischia starter. The third photo is of the pH of my Ischia starter and the fourth photo is of the pH of Steve's Ischia starter.