Sourdough starter from ABED
I've tried 3 times to follow the sourdough starter from ABED and I've never been able to make it past Phase 2. I've tried two times with water, once using wheat flour and another using only bread flour. I also tried using pineapple juice and bread flour. Only once did it foam up during Phase 1 and when I added the Phase 2 ingredients, it just completely died out. I aerated 3 times a day and waited for 5 days for something to happen but it never did. I live in Los Angeles and was wondering if maybe the heat is killing the starter? Any ideas?