poolish in refrigerator?
I haven't been baking bread very long and when I do I've been making a no-kneed type. While that comes out just fine I wanted to try something different and that I thought might have a little more flavor so I was going to try this recipe:
I don't plan on cooking in until tomorrow but I made the rookie mistake on not reading all the directions first and jumped right in and made the poolish starter. It says leave it on the counter for up to 16 hours but it's going to be longer than that before I'm ready to use it. Is it okay to put it in the refrigerator until I'm ready to use it or can it actually stay out on the counter until then (probably about 20 hours or so total). I regularly put dough in the refrigerator to keep it but never having made any kind of starter I didn't know if doing that would ruin the bread.
Thanks in advance for any help.