Friends of Carl Starter doing nothing
Yesterday afternoon I got out the Friends of Carl Oregon Trail starter that I recieved back in July. I followed the instructions for "Reviving the Start" that are listed here . I accidentally put in 1 tsp of the starter though, instead of 1/2 tsp (it was one of those days. That wasn't the only measuring mistake I made), so I went ahead and doubled the flour and water amounts, as well. I set it in its little jar under a desk lamp (because my house is cold) and waiting. As of this morning, it hasn't done anything. No bubbles.
Do I give it more time? Is there anything else I can do? I had considered taking the contents of the little jar into a larger one and going ahead with the reactivation instructions in the orignal brochure, which call for 3/4 c. warm water, 3/4 c. flour, and 1 tsp. of sugar, then waiting for the bubbles.
Will that help any, or have I already killed it? Am I just not being patient enough? The "Reviving the Start" instructions say that the first sign of activing could take from 4 - 12 hrs. That marker has passed some hours ago.