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    In my kitchen, lurking away for a good couple of months (if not longer) was a jar of sourdough starter that I'd forgotten about.On going to throw it away, i opened it and it smelt like all good starters I have ever smelt! My question is- is it safe to use? Its got good inch of 'hooch' on top but as its not been refridgerated I'm not sure-what do you think?

  • #2
    What's to lose? Just a bit of flour... and great if it works.
    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

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    • #3
      I'd give it a go and like Jeanie says you've not much to lose.

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      • #4
        Raine I forgot to mention there's a good sourdough thread here on the vine :-

        http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...2012-a-50.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
          I'd give it a go and like Jeanie says you've not much to lose.
          I'll let you know!


          Sent from my iPad using Grow Your Own Forum

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          • #6
            Lucky you, I forgot about one of mine and it just went mouldy, some really vividly coloured mould at that!

            Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

            Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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            • #7
              A breadmaking course I went on mentioned they had been using the same starter, keeping a bit back and re-feeding for the past 9 years or something crazy like that.. A bit different, but I bet it'll be ideal

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              • #8
                The San Francisco sourdough is said to be very old - started during the '49 gold rush - 1849!
                Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

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                • #9
                  Chris my starter had its second birthday 5 days ago

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chris View Post
                    A breadmaking course I went on mentioned they had been using the same starter, keeping a bit back and re-feeding for the past 9 years or something crazy like that.. A bit different, but I bet it'll be ideal
                    I think that in the world of starters that one is still just a baby

                    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

                    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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                    • #11
                      I was just a bit worried because a lot of them say refrigerate, and I hadn't!

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                      • #12
                        You don't have to refrigerate but you do have to feed more often (daily really) if they're not.

                        Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

                        Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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