Watching the different pace of each starter's activity in [url=http://www.sourdough.com.au/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=174]Teresa's thread[/url]was very interesting. It's quite obvious that every starter eats at a different pace.
This makes me feel like trying out your fav starters but I don't think my taste buds are discerning enough to detect differences. I have 2 starters, Jack's and Dan's rye. However, I tend to make different breads with the 2 (Dan's for wholemeal ones), so it's difficult to put my finger on their individual resulting taste. Even with one starter, I find the breads vary in sourness with every recipe, due to, I think, different proving times/methods....I'm sure there are more factors.
My Silly Question of the Day....how do you then tell apart the flavour of your starters from one another? Something which only a parent can distinguish?