Starter doubling on the 3rd day - Help !!
I am quite new with raising a starter. About a fornight ago, i tried to make a starter with water and ryeflour as explained here -
I followed things to the letter T but on 4th day i saw alot of mold development and trashed the whole thing.
Now this is my 2nd attempt and this time i am following the pineapple juice method as explained on "www.northweststarter.com"
Bread flour is not available where i reside so i am using allpurpose flour.
I am making a starter with 1/4th cup rye flour + 1/4th cup all purpose flour + 1/2 cup pineapple juice.
That was what i mixed on the 1st day. 2nd day i added nothing, but just stirred.
3rd day today -
i removed half of the existing starter and did more addition of 1/4th cup rye flour + 1/4th cup all purpose flour + 1/2 cup pineapple juice.
Within 3 hours of the mixing - the starter more than doubled and was very bubbly. I had to stir it down but again after an hour it started rising again.
Is this normal ?? I mean does it start growing on the 3rd day itself ? The bubbles are too lively and growing at quite a rate.
It isnt warm. The temperature inside is arnd 18c, I reside in Hyderabad - India.
Should i loosely close the lid or should it be airtight ?
Should i feel happy about this, coz i do want it to grow but am not sure if it is okay.
Some comments, some assurance needed......