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Starter get sourer?

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PaddyL

Starter get sourer?

I make buttermilk sourdough bread once a week, refreshing my starter the night before I bake.  In between times, it sits in the fridge.  Does it get sourer as it gets older?  It smells a little stronger this week, not much, but stronger than before; it's very healthy, still bubbly.

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hotbred

  im really not a pro,but!  I saw a film on breadtopia.  I believe I saw this guy take a tablespoon of the strong mix he had [sourdough starter] put it in a clean jar  with a 1/2 cup of flour alittle water [bottled] & start a new fresh batch & build it up the following day to bake with.  this I believe takes alot of the sourness away.  also I saw him pour off the hootch   clear liquid in top.  does this before he adds more liquid & mixes it.  If u can ,  Please tell me how u make  buttermilk starter  thank you  hotbred  Your mix sounds like a good one to try!

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PaddyL

If you look through the postings, not just the ones on the main page, you should find it.  If not, you could go and sign in at www.kingarthurflour.com and the recipe is there under members' recipes.