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Have I ruined my starter?

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AnnieT

Have I ruined my starter?

There I was, feeding my starter and humming the little happy loaf song, thinking about the lovely loaf of "Susan's bread" I baked this morning and planning to start another one tomorrow. THEN I realized I had used all purpose flour instead of the Stone-Buhr bread flour! I have never used ap flour to feed my starters, and I am wondering what harm I have done? How soon can I change back and how should I go about it? Can anybody help, please? A.

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PaddyL

I feed mine with a-p flour all the time, and it's active as can be.

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suave

Don't worry, it's gonna be just fine.  Just let it stand till morning and switch back.  Or, if it doesn't look much different from its regular state, go ahead and bake.

Mike

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AnnieT

Thanks, PaddyL and Mike, now I'll be able to sleep tonight! A.