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What is it supposed to smell like?

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nmr82

What is it supposed to smell like?

So I've done a few different starts, even made a couple of nice loaves....my apt is fairly cool, so I started using a heating pad (wrapped in a towel) to set the startes on. when I go to do the first feedings, I notice a really strong smell...

so, what is sourdough supposed to smell like?

 

 

thanks!!!

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Mini Oven

upper left corner of the page    :)

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henkverhaar

esters, basically...