Starter rises doesn't fall
Hello and thanks for everything I have gleaned by lurking !!
I am trying to do something new after 70 years and follow directions. My Tartine starter has been in the fridge for a month or two and I am working on renovating it for another try. I have fed it four times at 12 hour intervals with 50 grams starter, 50 grams water, 25 grams white flour, 25 grams rye flour.
It looks gorgeously funky, triples in its allotted 12 hours....
But....I get no "fall".
I can't tell exactly what that means about the strength and condition of the starter at this point and how I should proceed, since what I have read so far seems to indicate that there is a rise and fall cycle, but I don't want to risk missing a feeding just so I can see it fall if that isn't the right 'next step'. I'm not in any hurry, not trying to rush this.
I've been very successful over the past few months with the WildYeast Overnight Ciabatta, so....I've got bread in the bag and bread in the freezer and can use this exactly when it is ready and not before.
Thanks in Advance.