Sourdough newbie (first attempt) question
I'm trying to make my first sourdough starter, and I have a question. I'm using the method in Charles Van Over's "best bread ever" but I got a bit cofused and messed it up slightly. I mixed flour:water in a 1:2 weight ratio, spiked it with a bit of yeast and orange juice. Recipe calls for 1/8 tsp yeast, but I'm pretty sure I added 1/4 or perhaps even more. 24 hours later, I opened the container to feed the dough, it was very bubbly, Itasted it, and it tastes ever so slightly of alcohol, with a very mild alcohol smell too. Is this normal, or should I throw the whole thing away and start over? (The last thing I want is to spend 3 days making the starter, bake with it, and find out that the bread is bad:)).