Hi! I took out my 1 month old starter (havent got the time to try baking with it yet) out of the fridge a couple of days ago. Took a portion of it out and have been feeding it 1:1:1 to refresh for baking. It has been 2 days of feeding, with a 12 hour interval and i haven’t noticed any increase in height but it does form some bubbles. It also doesn't pass the float test as it immediately sinks to the bottom.
I also noticed that the smell has changed. The mother starter has a dirty sock, almost smells like vomit tbh. But this one has a tangy, very similar to yogurt kind of smell.
Herewith i have attached a photo of the refreshed starter. Does it seem to be okay to bake with? Or do i need to keep feeding it?