New to site - Sourdough smells like Paint Stripper
Have read this fabulous site for ages but just joined.
I made a lovely Sourdough 2 months ago. Made a few loaves and they were pretty good.
My Sourdough is stiff and I feed it each day. It never got a strange colour or odour as I have read about.
But then ....
Eeeeeek!!! I did not feed it for 3 days as kept forgetting to buy bottled water. I finally bought the water.
Before I fed the dough I left it out the fridge the whole day as I was busy and had to run off - about 12 hours out of fridge. Also I noticed it had thinned out considerably. Not as siff as usual.
Late that night I fed it but by this time the smell was so powerful it could knock someone out Im sure. Smelt just like Paint-Stripper.
I took out more than half and made another stiff dough. Today it looks and smells pretty good.
My question is if its safe to use since it developed 'whateva' that 'chemical' was ?? .... even though it smells ok now ?