Regarding the procedure for feeding/maintaining a starter, some of you refer to the ratios of starter/flour/water as for example 1:2:2. What does that mean? is it starter/flour/water in that order?
I had a starter going about a month ago but it started smelling like wall paint, soon advice of someone baking bread on youtube, I dumped it and started over. My new starter is a week old today. On day 4 it got reallyl bubbly and increased in volume. Then by day 5 it started to smell funny again, only this time it was more like nail polish remover. I did find something on that on this site so I'm not giving up quite so easily this time. But I would like to get the ratios right. I was feeding equal parts of water and flour without discarding anything. Is that wrong?