Okay this is my first time making a starter and I must admit I haven't been precisely measuring. I'm not a precise kind of person. ;) Anyways, I'm on day 7 and my starter is quite active almost tripling in 3-4 hours. The problem? is it still smells pretty strongly of alcohol. I keep it on the counter and was feeding just once a day and have bumped it up to twice a day. I've also not been throwing out my starter, just putting it into another bowl and feeding them all. I plan on doing a lot of baking once I know it has been established. I do not know how much starter I have currently, but I add about 1/2c rye/1/2c ap to about 1/2 c water to each bowl. It is a pretty thick starter. I did make pancakes last night with it and it came out fine. what should I do about the alcohol smell? And how soon can I attempt to make some bread?