Unpleasant smell ..... please advice
i have had my starter for 3 years and have used it succesfully to bake on the weekends . Even though I started it with regular flour, my feeding method has called almost always for rye. I like the flavor it adds to breads. I usually keep it in the fridge, and take it out on weekends, feed it, use it, and the fridge again. Using it once a week maybe once every 10 days.
for the last 2 weeks I have kept it outside at room temperature, just to see if there is any difference in behaviour. I have been feeding it every 3-4 days, but not using it.
I have noticed that is has changed color to a slight orange, and it has developed a foul smell.
My intuition tells me that if I feed it reguralry daily it could eventually go away. And return to normal , but will it?