Before using, check to see that the starter is still good. It should have a pleasant sour smell and be bubbly. Discard it if it smells bad, turns reddish or orange in color, or grows mold.
Do not taste or eat raw starter or raw dough.
Bake breads until thoroughly cooked.
If you keep a bag of Starter for yourself, you'll be able to bake two loaves of bread every 10 days.
When gifting friends bags of the starter, be sure to include the list of directions with the bag, as well as a copy of the recipe, so they can make their own loaves of bread!