Basic starter question
I've finally gotten a rise out of my stiff dough levain (from Leader's book titled "Local Breads"). The trick was to raise the room temperature from 76F to 80F. I've switched now to 'refreshing' the starter and/or preparing for baking. One point from the book isn't too clear to me. Once I have refreshed the levain and let it ripened for 8-12 hours it says I can either use it right away or store it in the refrigerator for 1 week (before refreshing again). My question is if I do refrigerate it, can I use it straight from the fridge to make bread or do I need to repeat the feeding and spend another 8-12 hours preparing the levain prior to using it?