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not-so-sour sourdough

"Michael Greenberg, MD" <mikeg@itsa.ucsf.EDU>
Sat, 06 Jan 1996 17:52:19 -0800
Dear fellow sourdough enthusiasts,

I have a problem. I have a great sourdough starter that I cultivated 
from wild San Francisco yeast. It proofs great, but no matter how 
long I leave it out to proof (and sour) I can't seem to get it to 
develop the typical sourdough flavor. I have even tried adding rye 
flour which I am told has a propensity to feed the lactobacilli that 
yield the sourness. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Michael Greenberg
San Francisco, CA