more sour - same starter - divided
Hey & Hi to Everyone
Interesting developement happened to my starters -
I made a starter about 2 months ago - three weeks ago I divided it - no problem both very active and doubled in volume in about three hours - when fed. I wanted them to be alittle more sour so I added 2 oz. of rye flour to each for their next feeding - I use 1:2:2 method ~ 8 oz. starter - 16 oz. flour & 16 oz. H2o ( bottled )thick pancake batter - sour increased very little over a week - Soo... this past week end right befor leaving work I feed them both and covered with a damp towel - set them in the old tap room ( the club I work at has an old room lined with oak that they use to store kegs of beer in and a tap line to the bar when beer still came in wooden barrels ) it has not been used for this purpose in ages - now just an empty room - still smells faintly like beer ( not a bad smell ) On Saturday I checked and stired them - both got very bubbly and rose a little - did this acouple times thru out the day ( worked a 12 hr. shift ) again right befor leaving i fed them 2oz. flour & 2oz. H2o - Went in Sunday ( another 12 hr. shift ) and repeated the same as day befor - I pulled them up to the kitchen about an hour befor leaving and tasted & smelled both - one has a more pronounced sour taste then the other - hmm thought it was just me so rinsed out mouth and reveresed the tasting - same thing - got the bartender to taste them - after doing so - she replyed the one was alittle more "tangy" then the other - and pointed to the one I thought was the sour'er of the two also - is this posible?
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