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! Here's the "new" starter at 12 and 24 hrs (pixs inside)..I'm thinking this is good-right?

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Posted to Thread #25393 at 12:45 am on Dec 2, 2013

What I don't know for sure is how to tell if down the road the rye again goes south with "mold" if it even is mold - will that mean the AP one is infected too? Or is it one of those things where, if it looks good it is good?

As it turns out I did a bigger refresh/feeding so had enough for 2 teaspoons of the salvaged rye. So I made one as AP Starter: 1 t starter and 100g KA AP flour/100g water and the other rye same as a big feeding before: 1 t starter and 32g water/44g rye flour - both so far so good --- I think anyhoo given I'm a newbie to starters.

However, this was my first look at an AP version and it gives visual cues (though nearly no smell at all) while the rye does have a nice smell.

All the fancy happened with the AP so here are pictures, y'all can confirm if it looks on target. The first two photos are at 12 hrs, 4am - yes for some reason I was awake so took these pictures:

12 hrs - Lumps:

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12 hrs - Doubled in size since making it (pint? jar):

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24 hrs - Bubbles and jiggly appearance like it might collapse upon moving:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="KA AP Starter at 24 hrs photo IMG_2405_zpsa3f70023.jpg"/></a>

24 hrs - Risen further up to top of neck:

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Didn't take a before of the rye since it basically looks the same, but this may be activation bubbles on the side of this jelly jar (it's also hard to press into jar so may not be all bubbles, but hadn't noticed this before):

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