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Need some help with my sourdough starter


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Need some help with my sourdough starter

yrguide | Sep 2, 2010 01:10 PM

I started my sourdough starter about 10 days ago...about 3 days in the temp dropped in NY and slowed down the process for about that long (but I continued to feed it).

Two days after it warmed up, it smelled really nice and yeasty when I'd feed it.

The past couple of days it's really reeked of beer. Man it smells crazy beery.

Mildly bubbly at the top but hasn't gotten frothy yet.

I know these smells are normal but taking out the cold days, I am about 8 days in and my big concern is it hasn't gotten to the point where it increases in all. That combined with the really intense beer smell is making me wonder if something hasn't started going amok.

I feed it once daily, 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of water.

Any feedback on this?

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