can't wait till new year, started "starter" tonite
I said would venture into sourdough bread next year after almost a year of making soft rolls, loaves and sweet breads with yeast in 2009. I am now graduating into sourdough as part of my education. I planned to start after the new year, but i just can't wait. So I started tonite and used the tutorial by gaarp. I am mentally prepared to have all kinds of oohhs and ahhhs and aha and OMG, what went wrong type of reactions.
I'll take it one step at a time, starting with gaarp's tutorial. If after a week I can't sustain the culture, I'll try the pineapple juice method. My first and only question for now is: do you cover your container tightly with saran wrap or cover it lightly without the wrap hugging and sealed to the container? The picture on gaarp looks like it's a loose wrap.
Anyone care to comment? My glass container is a large pyrex measuring bowl with a rubber lid but I did not use the rubber lid.