I started my first starter almost a week ago. Used a sf starter flakes and cultured it with organic bread flour and rye. It smells great and looks good as well. I plan on feeding it for 2 more weeks then putting it in the fridge. that means im tossing a lot of good starter away. if anyone is in the NYC/Brooklyn area hit me and and take some home.
Also the starter doesnt seem to rise as high and quick as i thought it would. Does this look heathy to you guys? Sometimes when i mix it up under the frothy layer is some liquid which i dont know is hooch or just separated water. Is this normal?