I'm posted this sauce full of heat, good for you food enzymes, beneficial bacteria, vitamin C and carotene from http://nourishedkitchen.com/fermented-hot-chili-sauce-recipe/ I used kefir whey to inoculate the chilies with beneficial bacteria. You don't need a starter. But if you want these two sights are great. http://www.culturesforhealth.com/ or http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php. Just salt and chili's. The cooking time is fermentation time.