New starter still feeble
Hi, I hope someone can help.
This is my first attempt at a starter. It went "live" easily enough, 2-3 weeks ago, but since then, it doesn't seem to have strengthened much. I searched the forum, and the advice seems to be, feed it regularly and soon it'll take off. Mine hasn't.
I feed it twice a day (two spoonfuls of strong white flour with enough water to make a paste, then add two spoonfuls of starter). Ambient temperature is 20 - 25°C during the day, slightly cooler at night. I read that it should be vigorous enough to froth up to double - mine bubbles gently and is frothy if you stir it, but no big rise.
Am I doing something wrong, or do I have a weak strain of yeast?