Can a Starter be Too Active?
I'm new to your forum and to starters/bread baking. I've done a little bread machine baking (actually dough kneading) using commercial yeast and maybe a few loaves on my own with my KA mixer, but that's about it. I've not had any total flops, so I guess up until now I've been pretty lucky.
I started a starter from scratch about 2 weeks ago. "Bob" was born on 10/28 using bread flour and water. Yesterday and today he has way over doubled in just a few hours after feeding. I wouldn't say he tripled, but increased his volume somewhere between 2-1/2 to 3 times.
My question is this....is this normal for a 2 week old starter?
Also yesterday, when I was washing out his jar I scraped out the tablespoon or so that was clinging to the jar and put it into another clean jar and fed. After feeding again this morning I'd say this new jar of starter (to be named later) has doubled, 3 hours after feeding today I'd say there looks to be about a 1/2 cup in the jar.
Does everything sound like it's going alright? This is my first starter ever and I'm not sure how it's supposed to act at this stage.