Okay, I just want to get this straight. When I want to make bread with one of the Elsies (starters), I take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temp., then feed it and let it bubble up for about 6-8 hours (according to Linda Collister), and then I take out as much as I need to make the bread. Do I have to replace what I took out, or have I already done that by feeding it when it came to room temp? With my buttermilk starter, I dump the whole thing in a bowl the night before, add 2 cups each buttermilk and flour, cover and leave it overnight. I think this is called the Primary Batter by some. In the morning, I take out 2 generous cups of the starter for the actual bread, and return the rest of the starter to the fridge.