(Closed) Sourdough Starter Questions, anyone have any experience with it?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Is is too early to separate the starter to give grow half for my mother? How should I feed it now?
    Too early! : (0 votes)
    Go for it! : (1 votes)
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    Discard half daily (or use half daily) from here on out and feed as it says to in step 6 : (0 votes)
    Other (please tell me in the comments!) : (0 votes)
    Sounds like it smells right : (3 votes)
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  • Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My husband is a baker and makes amazing sour dough (when we have the starter). It is supposed to smell “acidic” or “sour” because it is fermenting, after all – so don’t worry about smell.

    If its alive and well, you should be good to give some to your mother. Just make sure you tell her how to charge it to keep it alive!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It depends on how big the starter is… I would see if you can get ahold of inf. From Peter Reinhart online or at the library or something. He should have something in there about how much starter you need before you can separate it. 

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