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Old 02-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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So I had dough started yesterday with Ol' Grumpy and when I checked it 6 hours in the dough ball had that familar yogurt smell (good) but had an undertone of rancid yogurt (bad, very very bad).

I forgot to do my storage feed and Ol' Grumpy kinda incubated the wrong stuff. Ugh.

The dough and the rest of the starter is now gone, went into the trash.

I have a new starter in process now. Today I did 25g or water and 25g of rye flour. Tomorrow I will feed it white flour instead of rye, just trying to cultivate beasties today.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Too bad! Audrey 2 is still going strong.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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First 12 hour feeding. Did not do a discard. Will go one tomorrow.

I fed with water and white flour.

Looks almost delicious..
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Looks more like something from Prof. Philip Brainard's lab to me, but I'm not a baker.
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It's all a science experiment...

Almost time to feed the beasties again.
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I did another 12 hour feeding. The starter is showing some life, putting some pressure on the lid of the container and the consistency was better when I stirred it down for the feeding.

This is the feeding that should start the battle of good versus evil beasties. If the good ones live I should have a viable starter that just needs to build its strength. It is conceivable that I will not feed tonight, depending on activity. It should be able to raise itself before the next feeding.
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I did another 12 hour feeding. The starter is showing some life, putting some pressure on the lid of the container and the consistency was better when I stirred it down for the feeding.

This is the feeding that should start the battle of good versus evil beasties. If the good ones live I should have a viable starter that just needs to build its strength. It is conceivable that I will not feed tonight, depending on activity. It should be able to raise itself before the next feeding.

I am very interested in the rye sourdough flavor. I should be able to use a discard on Audrey 2 and begin feeding rye flour instead of white...maybe more depth from the rye with a rye starter than just making a sourdough rye bread straight from Aud2.
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I used rye simply as it has the most beasties hanging around. I despise rye bread.

By the time this starter is ready it should be a white starter, with almost no rye left, and that will improve as time goes on and I continue to feed just white flour.
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I used rye simply as it has the most beasties hanging around. I despise rye bread.

By the time this starter is ready it should be a white starter, with almost no rye left, and that will improve as time goes on and I continue to feed just white flour.
<Gasp!> Despise Rye??? <speechless>
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Leaves more for me...memo to self: Frank does not care for rye bread.
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<Gasp!> Despise Rye??? <speechless>
It is shocking isn't it. Wanna hear one that's worse? I have a Danish friend who is allergic to rye and doesn't like fish!
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<Gasp!> Despise Rye??? <speechless>

Somehow I think you will cope...

I especially despise that rye that has caraway seeds...
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It is shocking isn't it. Wanna hear one that's worse? I have a Danish friend who is allergic to rye and doesn't like fish!

Now that is just sacrilegious! And with that I was reminded to tell Son #1 to pick me up a lof of light rye bread. I forgot to get it yesterday. And I want to make a tomato and bacon sandwich.
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I'll take Frank's share. Oh darn. PF has first dibs on it. Well I will have some if it is light rye, or Swedish Rye as we call it here in New England. And I love marble rye. Our local C store usually doesn't carry it though. So I may have to settle for whole wheat. Bummer! Big Bummer!! Anything but white.
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Somehow I think you will cope...

I especially despise that rye that has caraway seeds...

It was just a shock at first...until I realized it left more for me, no competition from your quarter. A nice dark pumpernickel, WITH caraway, brown mustard and corned beef...I'd only have to wrestle for the corned beef
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It was just a shock at first...until I realized it left more for me, no competition from your quarter. A nice dark pumpernickel, WITH caraway, brown mustard and corned beef...I'd only have to wrestle for the corned beef
Stop! Stop! You are making me hungry!!!
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I'd only have to wrestle for the corned beef
Errmmm... not especially fond of corned beef either.
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He told me that he was not a picky eater when I met him. I've added it to the long list:

I'll call you in the city.
The check's in the mail.
I'm not a picky eater..

The list goes on and on.

I love rye bread AND corn beef.
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