Well, Julie (yes, the sourdough starter has a name) is going gangbusters! She was started on Sunday night, fed on Monday night and by Tuesday morning was frothy and bubbly and beery. This evening it looked like Julie might be feeling a bit deflated….(oh my poor hothouse flowered child) but realized she might be growing so fast that she ran out of food during the day. I then noticed she had a layer of HOOCH.
So, I did three things. I stirred the hooch back into Julie (as per S. John Ross’ destructions), poured half of her into another Jar (Juliet) to give to the Norwegian Warrior Princess, and finally, fed them both.
Hopefully Julie (and Juliet) will be back to her frothy self by morning, and I can pop her in the fridge.
I am thinking that the whole harvesting of wild yeasts thing was made a little easier by the fresh batch of Bokashi funking up the house while it was drying in front of the heater and that this might explain the accelerated starter process….? Who can tell?
WIll keep you posted