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Old 05-08-2008, 09:34 PM posted to rec.food.sourdough
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Default Mesquite flour starter

On Aug 5, 11:07 am, Sam wrote:

IMO, best method is to keep the hydration in a way it is stirrable and
can be watched through a glass container for gas bubbles.


I've done it that way... but prefer the doughball because it's easier
to guage the ferment via smell when I open the doughball. I don't know
how many times I've made starters with doughballs, quite a few, but
they've always worked and I trust my nose more than bubbles or foam.