Issues activating dried starter
I ordered the Oregon trail starter a while back and finally decided to activate it. I have a lot of experience with starters but never revived a dehydrated one before.
I followed the instructions and have been slowly building it up for a week now. I see activity in the form of bubbles but the starter is not rising at all after feeding. It also doesn't have the smell I'm used to from my other starter.
Wondering if I did something wrong or maybe if the dehydrated starter was bad? Do you need to keep the dry starter cold or frozen? I have had it at room temp for over a year. Wonder if that's the problem?