The Fresh Loaf

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I think I just killed a Norse god (starter Q)

September 15, 2010 - 6:58pm -- flimber

I wish I had some pictures to show you, but for now we'll make due with descriptions.

I created Odin 5 days ago and have been feeding him twice a day (roughly 2:1:1).  The first day, he looked like pancake batter and smelled like wet flour.  No surprises there.  The second day, he smelled a little like yeast-y beer.  I thought that was a little too soon, but I wasn't going to argue with progress!  The third day, he smelled like yeast and I even want to say he was beginning to foam, though that could just be fondness interfering with the accuracy of my memories.

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Rope, thankful for a small kitchen!

September 7, 2008 - 7:22pm -- Mini Oven

Busy at the moment so bare with me. I opened my bread bag because I saw water droplets on the inside. Then the smell of overripe mellons hit me and I investigated further- I tore a piece of bread off and stuck it back in place, then I separated it again. Threads! lots of them, sticky, icky, yucky...... rope.


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