The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Sourdough starter needs bubbles ???

HMerlitti's picture

Sourdough starter needs bubbles ???

I aquired the Carl Griffrith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough starter.   Fed it as instructed.

After being fed for 3 days this is what it look like.  Should it have more bubbles??

Any ideas??


starter_Sept_2010 002.jpg

Caltrain's picture

Looks fine for a liquid starter. At this point, having bubbles is a pretty good sign of growth.

matilda's picture

Even two bubbles are the sign that something is going on there... I have a liquid (100%) sourdough and this looks like mine when I take it out of the fridge. I use it when it looks more active though. Wait, and as long as there is even one bubble you have hope!



Ambimom's picture

Feed it every two-three hours until you get the bubbles you want; then store it in the refrigerator until ready to use it in a recipe.  Depending on the local conditions, sourdough develops at its own unique pace.

carefreebaker's picture

I just sent away for Carl's OT starter so I'm interested in knowing how to feed it every 2-3 hours? What, how much, etc.? ty