I received my live starter in the mail and immediately added 1 cup of bread flour and 2/3 cup water to get my starter fed. We have well water that has no chlorine and is reverse osmosis. The starter mix was covered with plastic. It sat out at room temperature for 24 hours… nothing. I waited another 24 hours and it seemed to be runny looking. So, I took a 1/4 cup out of the starter and added 1 cup bread flour and another 2/3 water. I also started another batch the same way.
While doing h the is for another two cycles, I received my bread mason jars and danish whisk. So I transferred 1/4 cup starter and added 1 cup bread flour and 2/3 cup water to each jar. I put a label at the level of the starter mix and waited… nothing happened. 24 hours later I put another 1 cup flour and 2/3 cup water. It was thick and paste like. 24 hours later nothing… 24 more hours nothing… I contacted Breadtopia and they suggested one of the blogs here where I removed 50g of starter and added 25g flour and 25g water. Still nothing after 24 hours. It looks a bit wet again so I decided to give it a stir.
Any suggestions are welcomed!!!