Arg! I started reactivating a dried starter yesterday and put it into my oven with the light turned on and a spatula wedged between the door and the oven, which reliably gives me 88 degrees. Went out to dinner, and when I got home I discovered my kids had made a pizza in the lower oven and the temp in the upper oven was 118! I took it out and cooled it and the oven down, stuck it back in at 88, and went to bed. This morning it has tiny, tiny bubbles in it. Does this mean it survived? Or is 118F likely to have killed it off?
My apologies if this is covered somewhere -- I tried to search, but didn't find anything so I decided to go ahead and start a topic! Thanks for any help!