Sourdough Bread Starter Smell?

by Lorna Von Talge   Last Updated October 18, 2019 17:17 PM

My sourdough starter smells buttery, is this ok, or should I start over with my starter? I have made the starter with organic whole wheat flour and water. It is approximately 3 weeks old and I’ve made several batches of bread. It is just starting to have a buttery smell. Don’t know if the starter has been contaminated with another bacteria or if this might be normal.

Answers 1

I would only worry about this if the starter began producing off tasting/smelling bread. My starters have always smelled somewhat of alcohol though so I might worry if it stopped smelling at least a little like that.

October 18, 2019 17:06 PM

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