Alternate feeding methods?
I was curious if adding other foods to the starter could possibly increase the amount of time it would take for it to need a feeding. My starter has been doing well for the past month and a bit since I made it, but the past few days I´ve been hit with a strong alcohol, and eventually acetone smell today. I know this most likely means it needs more feeding, but I would much rather stick to my once-a-day feeding, and my little critters seem to be getting a little too efficient at eating.
I am currently keeping my starter in my room in a tupperware container, it averages about 24.5 degrees celcius in here, and I keep it at 66% hydration.
I´m planning on feeding it every few hours for the next day or two to try getting the smell out, and get it back to health, but hopefully I can keep it back at the once a day feeding, as I tend to like baking a loaf every other day, sometimes a few days in a row.
Would adding sugar, straight or in juices/honey/etc, lengthen the amount of time the starter can last without food, or should I just stick with just flour? And speaking of flour, I currently use AP flour, would other flours have more food per gram for the starter than AP flour does?