Feeding the Bell Curve
My starter was supposed to be fed on the second day but it was flat after less than a day. I decided it had done exceptionally well up to this point and it had peaked and was going into its flat production from what I was seeing. So, it was too thin and I divided it for safey sake and fed more flour to both the old and the new and both perked right up.
Did I panic or do the right thing?
I couldn't get my horse digital thermometer to read the oven temperature but I think it was way too hot, up in the 90's. I now have the starters out on the counter at room temperature and it will stay at 68 degrees tonight and will be up in the mid 70's during the day tomorrow. Tess has this same Carl starter and told me she uses it on the counter and it does just fine (SC). I will have to wing it as the oven is out - just too hot. Perhaps I will try the hot water in the microwave tonight and put my starter in there and see if that works better than the counter at 68 degrees tonight.