recently i begin making a new starter, and i noticed its bubbly and has that tangy smell the day after i made it. however, i noticed some weird spots on top of it, almost pink-brown in color.
i dont know what that means, and im not sure if its mold or hooch as this is a first time for me.
i used 50g of flour (half bread and whole wheat flour) with the same amount of water. i put it in an empty cupboard near my stove with the container loosely covered. i made it on the afternoon at about 3 pm, and i checked on it at 12 am the day after.
has my sourdough starter gone bad already? should i throw it away? should i keep feeding it?
im not sure what i messed up, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! please help me figure out what went wrong.
I've never seen pink spot like that in the years i've been keeping starter. I would throw it away. Better safe than sorry.