I am new to this forum having found it doing a web search. Yesterday I got the sourdough bug again and decided to get a starter going. I have dabbled in sourdough in the past and read several web pages and books about it. Sometimes it sounds complicated but when I think about early settlers and ancient civilizations having sourdough, I realize they most likely did not have a complicated process for getting a starter going. I just started with equal measures of water and unbleached flour and set it covered with a dishcloth outside for a few hours yesterday. Today I have bubbles although not doubling in size as I assume that will take a few more days of feeding and nurturing. I also ordered a package of "Alaskan" sourdough online to see how the two starters will compare in flavor and rise. Curious if anyone else has tried comparing starters and what their experiences have been? Do you note a difference in flavor?