Next step? (First starter issues....)
Just found this and reading (?hundreds) of old threads.
On day 9 of a rye starter. House is about 67-70 degrees. It smells nice and day 2 stinky explosion but otherwise doesnt bubble and rise.
I went into this with advice to just discard "whatever" and feed it 1:1. So at any given time I could have had any amount of starter and been adding 25/25 up to 75/75.
I thought I was underfeeding it, so switched to twice a day. Have also tried 100 degree proof in my oven for a few hours. Still no good bubbles or rise bit smells nice.
However, I think where I'm going wrong is I should have a known quantity of starter each time.
Should I go 1:1:1 or 1:2:2?
And would you do 24 hours, 12, or a long wait once like 48h?