Yay! Yay! ἀνέστη!
THANK YOU to everyone who participates in this forum!
Yesterday morning I signed up on TFL in order to post the question, "When do I throw in the towel?" I had begun my first sourdough starter Jan. 18, Debra Wink's pineapple juice method, and no joy - just a few bubbles, a strong smell of acetone, and very little rise for five long days. A very, very small, needy nail polish remover factory.
Didn't get around to posting the question yesterday. Then, last night, it had risen by 2/3. After this morning's feeding, it doubled in 8 hours & peaked at about 11 hours. Acetone smell much diminished. Houston, I think we have liftoff.
I've been doing 1:1:1 feedings twice a day. I'd like to get it to double in 4-6 hours & then give it a whirl.
Is it best to increase the number of feedings per day, the size of the feedings (for example 1:2:2), or the ratio (eg 1:3:2 or vice versa, thicker or thinner)?