Total newbie, both to the site, and to sourdough in general.
Started last thursday and my starters are looking go-o-od! (as far as I can tell by comparing to online pictures)
However, I realize I've skipped one step in the receipe a few days; the "remove half/most of the starter", before feeding. Does this matter? Why do we remove it at all?
My starters are doubling and bubbling, but I am so exited to see if they will actuallye do what they are supposed to.