Over 2 weeks and still no yeast?
I've been browsing this site for advice and decided to make an account and post for some help :)
I have a sourdough starter in the works, but I have yet to have any rise from it and there is definitely no yeast there.
She has a pleasant faint fermented smell and bubbles slightly every day, but I think I mis-read the original recipe and underfed it to start with. I have hooch on the surface daily and remove that, some of the starter and feed. I start on 60g - 60g on 100% hydration.
I've read tens of articles with information, some said to try dropping the hydration rate, others said skip a day. I skipped a feed yesterday despite some hooch gathering and woke up this morning to a layer on top of a thicker layer of the starter. I've dropped the hydration to about 80% for todays feed, but overall I have no idea what to do next!
I'm based in the UK and my Kitchen is usually ambient in the 20's, sometimes a bit warmer when I'm cooking. I did pop it in the fridge for a few days while away after 8 days and my husband fed it once while I was away.
Any advice would be great! TIA