I'm new here and relatively new to bread baking. I started about 6 months ago with the formulas in the BBA, which have yet to let me down. Until now. I'm trying to start a sourdough starter using Reinhart's method. I started on day one with the proportions specified (I think it was 1 cup flour and 3/4 cup water). I had a little bit of movement on day 2, like the book said I would so I continued to follow the instructions, and then on day 3, I happily divided my very very risen starter into two. I threw half in one bowl and half in another and added bread flour to one and whole wheat to the other. (I had hoped to double the chance of success and maybe, luckily, end up with a white and whole wheat starter) Then, last night (day 4), nada. Nothing at all. Oh well, I went ahead and followed the instructions, hoping that today I'd see some action this morning. No movement, just a new layer of liquid covering the top of the starter. I'm about to give up and try the sourdoughlady's method that I found here. But if anyone has any ideas on how to save the current starter this late in the game, I'd love to hear them!