Okay, I started a new starter yesterday with unbleached bread flour and lukewarm tap water, 3:2 by volume. This time I used a jar rinsed with some boiled water (then cooled) and a lid (with a small hole), just in case the paint mutant was lurking in the air (see the "Paint" thread). It's been somewhere around 80F/27C. The starter started bubbling the same day, and had lots of little bubbles today. It smells kind of like old veggies, maybe corn, after leaving them on the counter for a day or two. Not really sour, but at least it smells like food. Sound okay so far?