When should I feed my starter? Beginner here...
I'm an absolute novice, who inspired by "Tartine Bread," mixed up my first starter two weeks ago. I used the formula of equal parts lukewarm water to 50/50 mix of WW and AP flour. Although my starter bubbled now and then after daily a.m. feedings of equal parts water and 50/50, it never doubled in volume.
After some research, I whipped up a new batch of starter, this time using spring water instead of tap and loosely covered the glass jar with a plastic lid. After two days my starter has more than doubled in volume, looks robust and smells like cheese...a beautiful and welcome sight/smell after two weeks of, well, not much.
My question is: when do I feed my starter? Should I feed when it looks depleted/flat or right now, when it's frothy and robust? What would happen if I fed it now? Again, total beginner here and ANY advice is appreciated!