Seed Culture not Doubling?
First time poster and baker here <gulp>
I followed Peter Reinhart's instructions for the Seed Culture however I'm at Day 4 and my product has only increased 50% in size as opposed to the double he recommends. I told myself patience and waited another 24 hours however no cigar.
I read that perhaps aerating (stirring) the culture may help....not. So I just added a couple of tablespoons of rye flour and a bit of water to the culture and am letting it sit now.
Is this last step supposed to work or should I chuck my initial effort and start all over again?
Thanks in advance for any help...
Vancouver Island BC