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Creating a SEED CULTURE at 7,000' and 25% humidity

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RJMang

Creating a SEED CULTURE at 7,000' and 25% humidity

When I lived in Seattle, making a Seed Culture was simple and predictable using Reinhart's pineapple juice method.  

I now live in Santa Fe (7,000' elevation, though I don't know if that makes any difference to the project at hand), and it's very dry here, especially in winter.  Inside my home it rarely gets above 25% humidity, and honestly, I don't know if that matters either.

Anyway, after four days my Seed Culture has not one tiny bubble.  

Any suggestions?

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Darwin

Keep at it, mine took almost a week if memory serves me correctly and nearly 2 weeks to look 'right'.  That was this past summer in Phoenix.