Showdown Results for @sourdohbynene

Sourdough Starter Showdown results for:

Starter name:
Sour Joe
Starter origin story:
After a month of struggling to start my own sourdough starter in an old Ohio farmhouse during winter, I finally surrendered and sought help from a friend's father. Joe, whose starter goes by the name Sour Joe, graciously shared some of his starter with me in December. From the moment I began feeding Sour Joe, I was amazed by her robust activity and lively bubbles. With such a strong start, I call it quits on starting my own efforts to create a starter from scratch. Joe started Sour Joe about 5 years ago before sharing his off spring which became a female Sour Joe :)
Unique qualities:
Sour Joe is very resilient and gets to stay on the counter daily other than a few hibernations in the fridge for vacations. She gets fed about once a day even when I am not baking but gets to give us fresh bread weekly!
My starter likes/dislikes:
Sour Joe loves a night time feeding of all purpose flour or bread flour. We haven't expanded past the basic flours because she has been so strong on our basic easy to get our hands on flours!
About the baker:
I have been baking my whole life and have always loved being in the kitchen. I am a self taught sourdough baker (and learning mainly from google research and instagram!). I work a 9-5 in the nutrition and wellness space so sourdough was intriguing to me for all the health benefits. I just started baking and selling sourdough in January of this year and have been loving every minute of it!

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