I'm considering creating a sour dough starter. It's all part of my ongoing love of live things in the kitchen: first yogurt, then creme fraiche, and most recently kombucha. I figure a sourdough starter is the next logical step.
King Arthur's bread book gives detailed instructions. Has anyone tried it with success? Alternatively, what starter recipes have you tried that have worked?
Finally, is it a pain in the patooty to maintain a starter?