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Neutral Smelling starter

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SnDBrian's picture
SnDBrian

Neutral Smelling starter

I got a starterter started and the smell is pretty neutral. Sometimes if i get a good whiff i smell pineapple juice and a ever so slight yeast smell. It rises great, I just want to know if all things are going right. It is about 5 days old.

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Debra Wink

It sounds perfect. The pineappley aroma will fade away soon, and your starter will become more fragrant within a few weeks. Welcome to sourdough :-)


-dw

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SnDBrian

I read a few of your post about sourdough and they are splendid!

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bobbywilson0

I am new to sourdough too, and I too had concerns about if my starter looked right and smelled right. I used to homebrew beer frequently, and there was a common saying within the community when people would start to worry about if there yeast was ok, or their fermentation working right. The saying is "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew". This was said so much because 99% of the time the yeast was just fine. I have found it to be much the same with starter, even when things seem a bit weird, just keep feeding it and it will work itself out (most of the time). So in the spirit of the homebrew community, Relax, don't worry, have a slice... err, or something like that. :)

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SnDBrian

Your reply has made my day. I should stop qorrying and make some bread heh?


Thank you.

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bobbywilson0

yep, sure thing!