hey guys, back with an update/question
I ended up making a 1L DME starter for about 4oz raw grain with some saran wrap laid over the concoction.
It has been in a sanitized pickle jar covered with foil for the past three days, kept warm.
I checked it today and it smells pretty acidic, none of that garbage smell. I noticed a few large pellicle bubbles pushed the saran wrap up. I figured this is a good sign. . . but the smell is new to me. What kind of smell should I be expecting with this type of lacto starter? My sour mash smelled like clean creamed corn, but this is much different.