Help! Starter doesn't look like Ernest

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I started a Silverton starter on Wednesday night, so I am just under 2 days on it now. It doesn't look like Kyle's Ernest :confused: It looks more like Frank on Day 4 except all the separated brown liquid is on the bottom and the foamy milkshake stuff is on top. I opened it and smelled it and there's a slight yeasty, fruity smell but no stink yet. It's probably ok but I thought I better check.
 
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Stay the course! I doubt is really matters whether the hootch is on the bottom or the top. With Frank it switched from one day to the next. Just let it sit and get funky :)

[ August 24, 2001: Message edited by: KyleW ]
 
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Risa,

Kyle is right.

If you started with sterilized equipment, you have nothing to worry about. Just continue to follow the instructions (attentively) and you shouldn't have any problems. It does look funky though and it will get worse. Just sit tight.

I would suggest that you read the previous posts on the subject, especially the ones where Kyle commenced his "mission". It's a 14 day quest and the road may seem a little bumpy in it's early days.

Let us know how it's doing from time to time.

BTW, did you give your starter a name?


;)
 
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I read all the previous posts several times before I even started. It just seemed like such a big undertaking. I haven't given my starter a name yet. I think I'll wait until it develops a bit more character.

BigHat: that is disgusting... I see one maggot in my starter and I'm chucking it!
 
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well, if it doesnt work thats ok becasue all it is a flour and water. not like you are out a lot of money.


having a steralized equipment (ie the container) i think is very important.

good luck
 
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I'm impressed Kyle. How did you pull that out of the thin air?

Could it be imdb.com?

;)
 
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It's easy when you cheat :D. Isn't the internet great!

BTW, I'm taking a run @Struan today TBH. I have a different version than the one in Brother Juniper. Plenty of water. Recipe calls for a cup and I used 1/2.

[ August 25, 2001: Message edited by: KyleW ]
 
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Kyle,

Should I read a "Yes"
 
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Meaning where did I find the quote? It was not the site you mentioned. I put the quote into Google and found it that way. I forget the site.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Risa - How's it going?

[ August 25, 2001: Message edited by: KyleW ]
 
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MM is correct. I know them. And I went to google and was surprised to see how easy it was to turn them up. So who said this, and what did he nearly trip on, "Sleep tight, ya morons!"

[ August 25, 2001: Message edited by: thebighat ]
 
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