Hi. My new starter is 7 days old. I just made it with all purpose flour and water. I have about 450g of starter now after all the feeds. From day 3, the starter was doubling well within 2-3 hours after a feed. I feed with 50g flour and 50g water every 12 hours. Today, after the last feed, it rose to double and then started falling. By the time it was time for the next feed, it was completely flat. I fed it with 50g water and 75g flour and now it's nicely doubling again. I have a few questions -
1. When do I refrigerate it? I live in tropical climate and I may use it once a couple of weeks or less. So how do i maintain it?
2. When is my starter ready to use? It smells sour already but after 7 days is it ready to use?
3. What would be a good recipe to start with? I want to bake a bread - loaf or a boule. I only have access to regular all-purpose flour and whole wheat. No bread flour or anything else like rye. thanks in advance! :)