First starter - kind of runny?
I’ve been doing a lot of reading through the forums here and on different websites, so I don’t feel completely in the dark, but I’d really appreciate some guidance from people who actually know what they’re doing.
I used Maurizio’s starter recipe from The Perfect Loaf. I started it off at night on 9/17, and I got the initial burst of activity that he described. I’m feeding it twice a day now, ~12 hours apart. I use 75g starter, 50g KA AP flour, 50g of KA whole wheat flour, and 125g water at 80F. I keep it in our oven with the light on and the lid placed across the top, but not sealed.
I guess my question is - am I doing this right? The consistency is a little runny. There was some liquid on the top last night (less this morning), which I poured off before stirring. It smells very sweet - kind of like weird cotton candy. It’s also hard to gauge the rise because my containers are huge - I have better ones coming today. But there have definitely been bubbles, even this morning.
I’m trying to just chill out about it for now because it’s so young, but I also want to correct any issues.