O.k. so I recently posted about a starter recipe in a new book I ordered that started with just grapes. What I was supposed to do (and did) was to put 8 oz. of grapes in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. You were supposed to wait 3 days and then continue the recipe by adding flour and whatnot. Well I followed the instructions and at the begining of the 3rd day I discovered some patches of mold on my grapes. So I have a few questions would it have been safe to use this if I went ahead and scooped off the small patches of mold? also, what if anything did I do to cause this?. My wife says the reason is obvious grapes left out in a hot kitchen this is just going to happen but there was no mold mentioned in the book. This is like my 3rd attempt at some type of starter and I am getting quite frustrated I can bake some very nice bread otherwise I gues the sourdough gods just do not smile on me. I guess this is not a true starter but it was called more of a "french" starter in the book so mabye I can keep this one out of the failure column but you can see mt frustration here. By the way don't bother directing me to the starter page on the site that was my second failure after the Silverton debacle.