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Sourdough Starter Exchange

Jean-Paul's picture

Sourdough Starter Exchange

Anyone interested in a sourdough starter exchange?

njbetsy's picture


I have a very active starter that I got going from Carl's Friends 1847 Oregon starter (I think that's the name).  It does a great job.


Urchina's picture

I'm in! I've got a (according to legend) very old starter -- 150+ years -- that my grandpa has been keeping going for the past 36 years. It's active, healthy, and fed weekly. I've never shipped it but would be absolutely willing to try. 

Ricko's picture

This might be fun to do since most of the time I discard more than half of my starter when I feed it anyway. My starters seem to run in the mild (non sour) catagory. I would be interested in some starter that results in a very sour finished product.

I'm sure sending a small amount isn't going to break the bank either. Do you think it makes a difference if it's sent during the hotter summer months, or should it be sent during the cooler winter months. I think here in the states, ground UPS is about 5 days.


Captain Ted's picture
Captain Ted

I would be interested in that as along as it does not get into the hundreds or thousands of mailings . My starter is 120+ years old and I have had it going for the past 40 or so.

HMerlitti's picture

Urchina & Captain Ted & all,

Count me in.   Do you need money to ship ??

Email me with "Sourdough Starter Exchange"  in the subject and I will send money and an address.

jamincal's picture


I had an old sourdough starter which I brought back from alaska and which was amazing, sadly my mom threw it out thinking it was rotten :( I was hoping for a sourdough starter although I lost my other one to exchange. I would be happy to pay for mailing. If anyone has a particularly sour one I would be especially interested as i want to try making bread and biscuits, which I usually do over the campfire.