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Hi Basia! Thank you for your message! When first creating a new GF sourdough starter, it is good to follow the 2-feeding per day as per recommended in the recipe. The bacteria need to feed off of fresh food (water + flour) to transform your ingredients into wild yeast. If it smells off, you will have to decide if it’s just a bit sour-smelling (which is normal) or the odour of a starter gone bad. It’s it smells terrible, you will know, and I would recommend starting over while feeding it twice per day and even three times on day 5 (see the recipe guide: https://bit.ly/2I6uoXo). Good luck! Let us know how it turns out!

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Hi! A GF flour blend will work, but using one without xanthan gum or other gums to make a GF sourdough starter is probably best. Try a smaller portion starter with the flour you have. That way, you don’t waste any 😉 Recipe: https://www.freshisreal.com/easiest-gf-sourdough-starter/

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A few things you could try is to use warm water (90-90°F) when you’re feeding your starter. When you’re in the kitchen cooking, place the starter near the warmth. Also, if you have a microwave and after you warm up foods and the inside is still warm, move your starter there to keep it cozy.

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Hi Jimmy! You actually don’t need grape juice or fresh citrus juice. It will work without them. Alternatives are placing a piece of fruit in the starter (organic apple or pineapple). If you try with fruit, remove it after 24/48 hours. Also, adding a tiny bit of pure maple syrup works well too. I did not try apple cider vinegar, but it could help boost the activity if you want to try it. Consider placing two small jars side by side and experiment with a smaller portion, like in my experiment. https://youtu.be/QuHSndIBMQI It’s fun, and you’ll see what works better with your ingredients and environment.

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