does sourdough starter always smell so bad?
Im new to baking bread, but I became addicted to it and have been making bread daily for the last five months. I have been reading about sourdough starters and decided to try it.
It was started with 1/4 c flour and 1/4 c spring water.
fed it on day 3 and used on day 4.
It smelled awfull in the jar. One of the worst smells I have ever smelled. But I went ahead and made a loaf, and it was pretty good, but I am not a sourdough aficionado. I just want to know if starter always smells so bad. I know there are many different recipes for starter but I have to use regular all purpose flour since I dont buy any other flour. Do you get worse/better smells from different flour?