i am quite new to baking (not more than 2 months), and trying to follow and learn things from here and other sites. 2 weeks ago i decided to start my own sourdough (i am thinking that i might be a bit too unexperienced for that but i went for it anyway). with feedings and waiting patiently strangely enough it turned out well. when the temperature of the environment is at rooom temperature (i like it a bit lower tbh) it doubled itself overnight and so on and even poured out of its conatiner.
a couple of days ago it started to smell a bit strange. a sour smell maybe with a bit touch of alcohol (i dont think it is a pleasent smell). i discarded most of it, washed clear its container and fed the remaining sourdough and went on, but the smell is still there. so do you think this kind of smell normal, is it good to bake (i am not sure it would be nice if the smell stays with the baked product) ? any suggestions is much appreciated.