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Help! is my started bad?

June 18, 2009 - 4:28am -- breezy2

I have a started that is about 5 years old. I use the Nancy sliverton starter. I do everything by weight so when my scale broke I did not make any bread. The starter had been doremant in the refrigerator for several months waiting for the new scale. I have now been feeding it again for two days, three times a day. The smell is just not the same. It is more strongly sweet. Not the mellow yeasty sour smell. Has it turned? Can I save it? I will be so sad if I have to start over! thanks for any help you can give.



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