I've read a couple different things about the optimal time after feeding that sourdough starter has the most rising potential - some had feeding consistently for a few days to build, others just said the day before you want to start baking, another place said starter had rising potential only within 3-5 days of feeding. Any clarifications? Can I use some starter to bake with if it hasn't been fed in a week? Mine is active, refrigerated most of the time, smells good, and the starter still seems plenty glutin-y, so I don't think it's anywhere close to starving after going a week. I typically use pre-ferments so my starter wouldn't go straight into a final dough. I'd love to hear how others manage feeding/baking schedules! Thanks!