Starter w/ liquid on bottom?
Good day all, I have had nothin but failure so far with my starter attempt.
First I tried Sourdoladys recipe and everything went well, up until I got off the juice and started the flour and water part.
Last weekend I tried 2 new starters using Sourdough Guys recipe.
I made one with Rye, and another with Whole Wheat.
I followed his recipe, and started them on Sunday, today is day 7. Everything was going good up until day 4 when I introduced my white bread flour, and water. I have been feeding 1:2:2 twice a day using just bread flour not wheat or rye going in at this point. And I now get a liquid on the bottom of the jar in the Wheat starter (within 3 hours). The Rye starter gets a little liquid on top, but nothing major. Could someone please tell me what the liquid on the bottom is? And what am I doing wrong? I am using bottled water for the feedings. My flour is good bread flour, and not rancid. I dont get it.
Here are some photos the one with bottom liquid is wheat starter.
Any help is appreciated.