Barb at King Arthur

April 20, 2020 at 11:32am

In reply to by TeresaE (not verified)

Hi Teresae, I apologize for leaving you hanging on this one, and hope that your starter did fine, whatever route you chose. I suspect it would survive either way, but my choice probably would have been to feed it before you left, assuming at least 12 hours had elasped since its last feeding, and then feed it again when you returned. You didn't mention if you were on a once-a-day or twice-a-day feeding routine, but as long as it wasn't neglected for several days at room temperature, it likely survived just fine. The other option would be to stick your starter in the refrigerator at whatever stage it was in the process, and resume feeding at room temperature when you return. This might delay the progress of your starter a bit, but could protect it from spoiling at room temperature. In any case, I hope your starter is now thriving! Let us know how it's going. 


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