## Fresh Starter - Peaks so quickly

My question is simple...

Is it common/normal for a starter to peak (double) and then begin to collapse in less than 4 hours.

It is my understanding that your supposed to knock down and refresh (feed) your starter at it's peak going from strength to strength. I am not home enough to feed every 3.5 hours.

My starter:

- Used the "Pineapple Juice Solution part 2" method to create - followed it exactly

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10901/pineapple-juice-solutiton-part-2 [1]

- Refreshed twice daily, before and after work at twelve hour intervals
- Started to see good rise after 3 days
- Each day I would find my started had begun to fall prior to me getting to it

On 5th day began the following feeding twice daily at 12 hour intervals:

- 100 grams of starter
- 100 grams of flour (Rye, I want to make Rye bread with my starter)
- 125 grams of water - room temp.

I am on day 8 now, I started to really watch what was really going on two days ago. The starter will rise to peak in about 3 hours and then begin to collapse

So last evening I fed it at that point, 3.5 hours after the last feeding and it did it again. Just under 4 hours and it started to collapse.

This morning I had the idea to feed it more food hoping that it would allow the rise to take longer. I cut the amount of starter at refreshment to 50 grams and fed it the same amount of flour and water as mentioned above.

Any words of wisdom?