Has my Barm gone bad?
Can someone point me in the right direction to potentially fix my barm? I made my seed culture from Reinhart's TBBA about a week ago and for the last 3 days I've been growing my barm. However, even though I read his book religiously daily, I somehow missed the line that says to store in the refrigerator. So now, is my barm bad? It is being stored in a ceramic bowl with plastic wrap, and I just put it in the fridge after 3 days of being on the counter and starting to smell really gross. There are bubbly "curdles on top and I just tasted a tiny drop and it's pretty sour. I really hope I don't have to start over.
Thank you for your help. I hope it can be fixed... Otherwise I'll start again!