Long time reader, first time poster...
I am very concerned that I have killed my starter. Its a really powerful starter, about a year old. I bake with it every day, feed it every day, and always keep it in the refrigerator overnight. Yesterday after I fed it I forgot to put it back in the fridge. Its very hot out where I live (yesterday was about 90), although the temperature in the kitchen was probably in the mid 80s as we had the AC on for the afternoon and part of the evening. Today the starter smells very alcholic and seems dead. We fed it and after about an hour there was very little activity.
I am here asking for help and advice. I know that a starter will die if its temp rises above 100 degrees, and its possible that happened yesterday. If I did kill the yeast, is there a way to bring the starter back to life? Any suggestions would be helpful and much appreciated!