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Starter Schedule - Missed a few days

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hydestone

Starter Schedule - Missed a few days

I am building a starter from rye floour and I made it through day 5 without interruption.  Unfortunately, I was out of town and missed 3-4 days.  The starter seemed to be progressing nicely, it smelled and looked just like the book said it would.  Can I just pick up where I left off or should I abandoned it and start a new one?

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DerekL

Pick up where you left off.

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Janknitz

Your starter sounds OK, just keep feeding and discarding.  As long as it smells and looks OK, no need to stop.  But if it starts to smell unpleasant or there is mold, it's time to start over. 

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hydestone

Sounds good, I like those answers!  I'll pick it back up tonight.


Thanks,