can you combine starter "wastes" in a container in the fridge, and let them accumulate?
and then bring the container out weekly to feed, and use that?
I just started my own (1st) starter last night, following Wild Yeast's blog, ( and I have read everything on here I can get my hands on too....), but I'm wondering if you really have to discard the waste, after it's fully alive? I know she recommends making the english muffins, but I'm wondering if they could be saved up to do that?
This topic is soooo overwhelming, from starting it, to maintaining it, and the concept of swtiching hydration rates that David posted about in another thread is mind boggling!