My starter has seperated again
I am trying to create my first ever starter. The first time i tried it I used equal parts flour (organic unbleached) and water and the first couple of days it was growing nicely. I then threw away half of it and adding equal parts flour and water again. This time the starter "split" and i had the "hooch" like substance on top. From reading previous posts on this forum i tipped the hooch away and added some more flour to the mix. Even after doing that i got the hooch forming again even after several additional spoonfulls of flour. I then decided to write that starter off and try again.
Second time round same thing has happened excellent growth the first couple of days but now i have thrown half away and fed it again its seperated again. Where am i going wrong? The recipes i have been following (paul hollywood and James morton) both say after the second feed to leave it for a further two days but again previous forum posts on here seem to imply you should be feeding it twice daily at this stage? If this is the case do i need to be throwing half away and adding more each time?
Any help would be much appreciated. I love sourdoughs and really want to have a great healthy starter.