Oops! I may have destroyed my starter.
I have a two year old starter that has served me well. This evening I was assembling sourdough waffle batter. Since I'm a bit lactose intolerant I usually substitute rice milk for regular milk and it always works great: light, fluffy, delicious waffles. (My wife and 18 month old like them too.) In a moment of inattentiveness, I poured the rice milk not into the waffle batter, but into my container of starter! Darn.
After a few seconds of jaw-dropping disbelief, I poured off the rice milk and transferred the remaining starter to a clean container. I'm leaving it loosely covered out on the counter overnight to see if it will remain active. I guess time will tell if it's okay or not, but do you think I've ruined it by introducing weird, undesirable bacteria? If anyone's pulled a similar boneheaded move with their starter and has anything to share about recovering from it, I'd appreciate hearing about it.