I just used a technique to make a starter using pineapple juice and bread flower. After 5 days of small feedings and waiting under the oven light, I was getting a frothy bubbly, nice smelling starter. I fed it more agressively and the next day it was all bubbly and smelled nice. I know I have something I can develop with this.
My question: I'm only into this project 1 week and when I feed it with 2/3 a cup of flour (about the volume in the jar) and enough pure water for consistency I'm not getting much rise. I read the starter should attempt to double the original volume after several hours. I put a mark on my jar and its only increased a little bit.
Working with what I assume are the right organisms, what can I do to get this nice smelling frothy bubbly mixture to double when I feed it.
Assuming what I have can be developed, how long before I can bake bread.