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  1. I am day 7 feeding my starter and smells very strong like alcohol and sounds like it hungry with what I am reading. Do I feed it twice a day? I thought it is to rise twice its size and then fall when it is hungry?

    1. Hi Amanda,

      It doesn’t necessarily need to rise to twice the size every single time before giving it a feeding. Many environmental factors will effect how much it rises. If it smells like alcohol definitely feed it (discarding some if needed – I recommend still using this discard in a recipe though!).

  2. I wish I’d read this before throwing my starter out last night. It had white patches on it and I thought it was mold. I also had left some discard out and it smelled terribly alcoholic and I guess I should have used it sooner. Thanks for this. I’ll start over.

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry! I’ve had some crazy things happen to my starter and it’s ALWAYS been salvageable. Thanks for reading and have fun with your new starter. 🙂

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