Sourdough starter smells bad


is it normal for a sourdough starter to smell bad within the first few days of cultivating?

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Krystal 2020 January 18
Yes, it can smell disgusting for a couple of days before the good bacteria gain the upper hand. Just keep going until it smells lovely and beery. Good luck! Oh and you might find it helpful to move it to a fresh clean jar every day when you feed it, just to help keep the ickies away. Xx

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