July 17, 2011

Sourdough Starter - Day 2: First Feed

Before first feed
Sourdough Starter - Day 2: First Feed
7/17/2011  8:39am

Checked on George this morning, found many bubbles and some doubling!

There are mini bubbles inside the "batter" that can be seen through the plastic of the container, so he seems to be happy.

Smells a little musty, but then again so does the flour before I used it.

Added 1 cup dark rye flour and 1 cup water, beating for a few more minutes.

Sourdough starter has it's own page here.

7/17/2011 1:03pm

Bubbles have appeared inside the batter, again visible from the side. This is so exciting, kind of like having a 5th kid. :)

View of the side of the container, showing the bubbles inside the starter. Four hours after first feeding.

7/17/2011 3:30pm

George had fully doubled in size, a lot of fermentation activity!

Opened up the container and smelled the batter. Ew. Smelled rather like garbage, so I gave the batter a swift beating for about a minute. Smelled much better, so I'm thinking it was maybe carbon dioxide from the fermenting yeast.

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