Here is Herman on Day 7:
Instructions Day 7: Stir well
Herman is getting bigger each day however i think you can really notice it today as you can see how far he is from the top of the bowl (not far at all!). He’s also retained his “foaminess”.
Also there is something i want to mention today. As Herman is a sourdough, and he is fermenting, he releases a smell (especially when you stir him). I have been reading and watching other people’s journeys with Herman and this is one of the first things they mention. However in a negative way. They all comment on how smelly and/or gross he is (poor Herman!). I, on the other hand, think he smells amazing! Every day when i stir him, i inhale his “smell” deeply. I love it! It’s hard to describe the smell, however it’s kind of sweet and yeasty (like a doughnut made out of yeast) and slightly custardy. When you stir him, he also smells a lot like beer. What is wrong with either of those smells is beyond me, maybe those who find it off putting aren’t very familiar with sourdough.
Anyway there’s only three more days to go before it’s time to bake Herman, so stay with me and I’ll see you all tomorrow!