day 3: mash the bag
today i thought it would be a good idea to sniff the contents of my bag. i kid you not, it burnt the hair out of my nostrils. what on earth was i thinking? that was NOT a good idea. heed these words. just say no. even if all the other kids are huffing their friendship bread starters, stay strong, don’t fall prey to the peer pressure. your olfactories will thank you.
all this is to say that, it is ok if you want to open your bag and release some of that air. while it is fermenting, air/gas/some-such-thing will accumulate, puffing up your bag. just when you let that air out, whatever you do, for heaven’s sake, do not sniff it.