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I think i killed my sourdough

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I think i killed my sourdough

I have been keeping my sourdough on the counter  because i was baking with it for a while and then i took a break and i kind of neglected it for about a week and it hasnt been the same. Ive been feeding it every day, sometimes 2-3 times a day and the texture of it just isnt right. It's gloopy and it wont foam up, but i'm still seeing bubbles in the starter what should i do

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Mini Oven

and add 50 g water and 50 g flour,  stir well and stir 3-4 times a day.  Let it sit for 24 to 36 hours until you see the starter stop separating (flour and water separation) and more activity.  Then stir in more flour to thicken (do not discard) and wait another day before you discard to 50g and do another 50g feeding.