My ground wheat berry starter is becoming more active. I don’t know when it will be ready or if it will ever be able to leaven a pizza with it, but it does smell good. My wheat berries I was trying to sprout kept smelling so bad (think vomit), so I finally threw them away yesterday. I washed some more wheat berries and put them into another clean Mason jar. I think I was reading the instructions wrong on how to start to sprout wheat berries. I kept placing water in the Mason jar with the wheat berries and rinsing them daily. After I read over the instructions again, I think where I was making the mistake was I only needed to soak the wheat berries for 12 hrs., then rinse everyday and return them to a dark place. I started to try and sprout another batch of wheat berries last evening.
Picture of wheat berry starter this morning and the new batch of wheat berries I am trying to sprout.
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Adventure in Pizza Making
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