my bread tasted like finger nail polish remover
I was so embaressed!! I made some bread to bring to dinner at my in laws last night and it tasted horrible! I would not let anyone eat it. My husband had a small hunk and I had a bite. It had the worst taste ever. I guess maybe like an acetone taste it felt weird on my tounge. I have had this starter since August I keep him on the counter and feed him every day (normally) I missed two days he had some hooch or so I thought thats what it was. Stirred it in and discarded some and fed. He was rising and falling again as normal and I fed him a few more times before making my bread. I did a sponge this time.http://www.northwestsourdough.com/recipes/  I did let it proof to long so I had no oven spring and it looked like a frisbie. As soon as I slashed them you could see them deflating. I'm wondering if my starter is bad not because of my error's but the taste of my bread? You know the smell your starter takes on when it needs to be fed like achohol or finger nail polish remover. The bread didn't smell like that but it certainly left that taste in your mouth. What do all the experts think?