I decided to try and make my own SD starter before I invest in a culture. This will make sure I have the process down and also see what I can come up with.
I started this on Thursday 5 PM using this guide.http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2012/04/05/creating-your-own-sourdough-starter-the-path-to-great-bread/
Used 4 oz Hodgson Mill Rye Flour and 4 oz of RO water, temperature is 70
Day 2 24 hours in
No smell yet and I have a little activity but no rise that I can tell.
Removed 4 oz of the starter added 2 oz of rye and 2 oz of KAAP and 4 oz water.
I am slowly reducing the Rye unlike the instructions, as i read in another post that this will be less stress on the starter.
The first 2 pictures below are 12 hours later, 36 hours total time since I start it looks like its almost a 3x rise in volume and has a earthy smell like truffles or mushrooms
Day 3 48 hours in
A stronger truffle smell with a little sour
Removed 4 oz of the starter added 1 oz of rye and 3 oz of KAAP and 4 oz water.
This morning 60 hours since started, lots of bubbles still the truffle smell with a much stronger sour smell
Pictures 4 and 5
I will do one ,more feeding tonight with 1oz of rye flour and start 12 hour feedings tomorrow AM with all AP.