Feeding schedule: 3x a day or 2x a day?
My current feeding schedule is to feed 3 times a day, at 8am, 4pm, 12am. I leave 30 grams of starter and add 60 grams of water, 40 grams of white flour and 20 grams of wheat flour. This is working pretty well for me but sometimes it's hard to keep on top of such a demanding schedule. Occasionally I fall asleep and forget to feed at 12am. I notice the next morning the mother has peaked and maybe decreased in size only slightly compared to my 3x schedule. Also the mother is foamier and more liquidy when stirred through. After another feeding I notice more vigorous activity and quicker rise from the mother and any leaven I build for baking. I'm wondering if anyone else is on a 3x schedule and if in fact maybe 2x is preferable to allow the yeast to have a longer chance to fully eat at the feeding?
FYI I am using the Tartine method for leaven building using a tablespoon of ripe starter. I keep this separate from my main mother just so I have more flexibility unlike the method in the book where the mother and leaven are kept together.