building a new starter
I began with 1 tbsp of rye and ww each and 2 tbsp unb AP and an equal weight of around 90F water.
I've been adding every day or 2, another couple of tbsps and equal water, except once when hooch developed and I compensated the amount of water, based on feel.
It's been smelling quite nice, a little grainy and a little like apples.
I decided to try to activate it more today in hope of making loaf.
I added 1/2c bread floor and water to about a 1/2 of the starter. It "grew" about a half inch in a quart jar, then started to fall.
I have it in the oven with just the light on, perhaps 80F
I was expecting more growth. Is there something more I should do?