when is a starter bad?
i started a sourdough starter months ago (6?) and had wonderful results. after Thanksgiving when i finally got it just right, of course, it got dumped over in fridge. sooo. i had just made some sourdough pancakes, so i took that plus the little i saved in the container...ok, so i probably shouldn't have mixed in the pancake stuff...eggs, little milk etc. , but... so, i did. now, i'm wondering... i used it once for a cracked idea on a pumkin bread thingy. didn't add enough flour i guess..but i digress...it had a clearish liquid on the starter and i poured it off. i fed it and let it sit out.
the problem is that it now smells a bit..off. not OMG but hmm. its a little off. how do you know when its too bad to continue? what does it mean to use it if its 'bad'?
it made me sad. i'd Just figured the whole thing::pout:::
newbie crazy lady for sourdough things now!