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can I save my sourdough starter?


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can I save my sourdough starter?

Joyfull | | Jul 14, 2009 09:57 AM


Need to know, even though I pretty well do know, if theres a chance I can save my trusty 10 yr old starter?

I just recently went away on holiday. A couple days before leaving I'd poured off a bit, and re-fed my starter fully intending to stash back in fridge after a few hours.
Needless to say the starter was forgotten about in my planning, packing, leaving on time frenzy.

My starter sat for over two weeks on my kitchen counter. Also was very hot while I was away.
The top layer of my starter has turned orange from sitting out so long, a sign that it should be discarded I know.
But on pouring off the orange color liqid and discarding most of the starter, theres a small amount in the container that looks perfectly fine.

My question is do any of you think its wise to salvage at least a tablespoon or so of the starter to get another going? Have any of you ever done so?
I know all my notes, books, etc eyc say to discard, but I'm still hoping theres a chance.