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Need Help--day 4 of starter

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jgonyo

Need Help--day 4 of starter

I am using a sourdough starter recipe from Sourdolady.  I am getting ready to do my day 3 feeding of OJ and rye flour.  So far there have not been any bubbles in the starter.  My question is, do I switch to flour and water tomorrow (4th day), even if there have not been any bubbles.  Or should I continue with rye flour and OJ until the starter starts to show activity.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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SourdoLady

You could give it another couple of days with the juice and whole grain flour if you want. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer. Try putting it in a warm place (but not too warm).

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jgonyo

Thank you for your help. My starter began bubbling this evening. I think it needed a warmer place. Do you think I should start with flour and water tomorrow, or give it another day?

 

Thanks so much for your help.

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SourdoLady

It wouldn't hurt to give it another day on juice and wholegrain flour just to get things going well. Once it takes off it will really get bubbly.