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Old 01-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Question on neglecting sourdough starter

I've neglected to feed my sourdough starter for at least two weeks now...and it's supposed to be done every 5 days (sugar, milk and flour).

Should I pitch it or is it ok??? It looks normal, I guess...no mold.

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Feed it and see what happens. What do you have to lose?
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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Should be fine...Just pour off the "hooch", feed it, and see what happens. They are pretty resilient, especially if left in the fridge instead of room temp.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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Yep try a loaf. We go through life trying and learning. And all you have to lose is a bad loaf of bread.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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When I kept sourdough, I sometimes neglected it longer than that. Once, after a couple of months, it looked really bad (but not moldy), so I used about half a cup out of it to start a new batch, and it was fine.

Yours will be fine after only two weeks. Leave it out on the counter overnight after you feed it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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