So I reduced my recipe by 1/2, since I’m using a 3.25 quart metal pot, small enough to fit into the oven. We’re at 8,200 feet here, so that’s a factor as well. Batch seemed small, and it was. Next time I’ll use a 3/4 scale recipe. But it tastes fine and I’m so glad to finally have a starter working here. Last attempt was 2.5 years ago in a supposedly warmer climate, and at 5,100 feet, but could not get any decent rise. Cold house, that’s my story.
So, success, I’m happy!