I’ve been working on my starter for the past month or so, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much. I used a new bag of King Arthur bread flour and Bob’s Red Mill dark rye flour in a ratio of 70%/30%. I used 35gm of the flour mix and 35 gm of bottled spring water. I store it on the counter, room temp runs about 72F.
Typically, every 12 hours I discard half, and add 17 gm flour mix and 17 gm of water to the 17 gm of starter left over.
The starter is doing OK, but not very vigorous. It doubles every 12 hours, and it creates a lot of bubbles on the inside of the jar, but nothing really on top.
I have not attempted to use it to make bread yet.
I have sometimes tried skipping a day’s feeding, and some days I give it a double feeding (35gm flour, 35 gm water) - it doesn’t seem to matter to the starter! It always smells fine, I never see any hooch or anything weird.
Is this all I can expect or am I doing something wrong? I expected after 3-4 weeks that it would be doing a little more than it is.