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Sourdough Starter question

MsL's picture

Sourdough Starter question

I started my first starter a week ago.  It has been bubbling so I've 'fed' it regularly but it has not doubled in size in 12 hours yet.  Today I moved it to a glass jar and I can now see through the side a growing layer of yellow-ish liquid in between the frothy top and the thicker layer below.  Is this a bad sign or a good sign?  Thanks.

rockfish42's picture

Sounds like you might be underfeeding it, in general you want to discard most of it and keep say 10-30 grams, feed that with a ratio of 1:4:4 starter:flour:water.