Starving my starter?
I've done the searching but I can't quite determine based on what I've read if I'm starving my poor starter.
I keep my starter on the counter. I use it every couple of days. Recently I was feeding it on a 2:1:1 twice a day. It grew very quickly and started becoming foamy in advance of the next feeding.
I then read that that is not enough so I switched to 1:1:1 and now the same thing is happening. BUT I've also read that feeding it too often will dilute it.
If it is starving, I'd prefer if I could up the ratio instead of feeding more than twice a day if possible. My kitchen is about 70-80 degrees, depending on how close to supper we are. Here in Texas, it's about to get a lot hotter, too.
Would a 1:2:2 ratio be better? I don't want to dilute it....
My starter is about 1 month, 3 weeks old. My recent first total sourdough attempt was rather flat but instead of going with a tried and true recipe I decided to convert another recipe to sourdough that I had already tinkered with. Silly me. The dough was super wet and had an intial 16-hour overnight sponge and then a 6-hour rise in the loaf pans. (tried to make sandwich bread for the kiddos)
Thanks for any input on a better feeding schedule/ratio.