I tossed out Herman. This is the loaf I made a few weeks ago.
It was very dense. It seemed the starter had become deactivated. I turned it into bread crumbs.
I tried to revive Herman by converting it from a liquid starter to a solid/dough starter. It worked. This is the loaf I got.
The trouble is, this loaf requires more than 6 hours of rising time before it’s ready to bake. I don’t have that kind of time.
So, I made the decision to toss out Herman, and stick with much quicker recipes.