Starter was accidentally put back in the fridge immediately after feed – is it ruined now?
I have recently discovered the wonders of sourdough baking and have so far made 3 delicious loafs from my home made sourdough culture which I made from flour, water, air and love : )
I keep the mother starter in the fridge, feed it twice at 12 hour intervals when it is left out in room temperature before being put back in the fridge and I make a Leaven and bake once a week.
My question is this – I have been away on holiday so I asked my son to look after the Wednesday feed. He put 50g Mother Starter in a new jar and fed it with 40g water and 40g flour and left out in room temperature for 12 hours before feeding it again as per my instructions – the problem is that rather than leaving it out for another 12 hours after the second feed he put it straight back in the fridge (immediately after feeding it) – will this damage the starter somehow?
What is best to do now?
1. Leave it as it in the fridge until I come home and can feed it twice as usual next Wednesday?
2. Shall he take 50g from the starter now and feed it twice straight away
3. Something else?
I would be very grateful for some advice