help! I think I'm unbalanced, in more ways than one (newbie)
Still a newbie, had gotten the starter going and to a good place, it smelled like fruit and was rising nicely, you can see my posts on the pineapple solution part 2, but with busy shopping etc, feeding has been eratic, fruit smell turned to vinegar, and now there's some stinky (leuco?) smell, How do I get the lovely fruit smell back?
I can't find my scale, so I am measuring by volume, going for pancake consistancy. Using whole wheat, am feeding 2-3 times per day, if I know I am leaving for several hours I use 1:2:2, If I am home 1:1:1,
I read that fruit smell is high yeast activity, and vinegar smell is high bacteria activity, and hungry starter, but if the new stink is leuco, doesn't that mean overfeeding? Or at the very least an unbalancing, so how do I get back to the fruit smell?
Today it is gloopy too, I think my starter is as erratic as I am.