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Sour Dough Starter

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Trishinomaha

Sour Dough Starter

Hi all - I just started some new SD starters last week-end. Two are looking and doing great including SD Lady's starter. One smells like Acetone - fingernail polish remover - is this normal or shall I dump it and start over?

Thanks All

Trish

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SourdoLady

I have heard several other people say that their starters have smelled that way in the early stages. Just continue on with your feedings and it should go away. What are the ingredients in this starter?

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Trishinomaha

I've been adding 2 oz. organic rye, 2oz. organic whole wheat and 2 oz of water. Now this recipe doesn't say anything about throwing some out before adding fresh ingredients - maybe I should try that or more feedings as suggested below. It can't hurt to experiment ... Thanks for the reply.

 Trish