Storage Starter and Rising Issues
I am experimenting with starters this week.
I have conducted several 'experiments' with the kamut starter I store in my refrigerator.
Both have been fed at 75% hydration. 1oz starter - 3oz kamut flour - 2.25oz water.
One I left sitting out at room temp. for about 2 hours after feeding. In that time period it did show signs of growth.
The second starter was fed and immediately put into my refrigerator.
What I am seeing is that the one left out at room temp. for a couple of hours has continued to rise even while in the refrig. Which is what I expected.
The second starter has show no growth since being refrig. It has been about 5 days now. This is not what I expected to see. I expected it to rise while refrigerated too.
So does anybody have an explanation as to why I am getting the results I am getting?
(Both starters had the same 'mother' culture. Both were fed and were doubling prior to their final feed.)