1st starter attempt: Toss or not?
Having a go at it now that the winter's over. It's not exactly warm yet, but it's not cold either, so I was hoping it would be alright. Maybe it isn't. It's up on the fridge where it's a bit warmer, but who knows.
After reading several guides I decided to do a 100% hydration starter, .5 oz WW .5 oz whole rye, and 1 oz ap flour.
Showed some activity after the first 24 hours, smelled like yogurt, so I kept feeding it. It's now been about 4 days of feeding every 12 hours, and the rate of activity has maybe doubled (as in, bubbling), but it is still very slight, and very little rise is discernible. It has begun to smell like old cheese.
From what I can gather by this point in time if it was going to become a useable starter it would have at least started to resemble one by now. The activity is slowly increasing but not much.
Would you keep feeding this, or throw it out and try later? Might it just be slow to develop since it's not quite summer yet?