Hi I'm new to this. I just tried to make my first starter.
i used equal measures (1/2 cup) of filtered water and strong white flour.
End of first day. Possibly a little activity, no discernible odour. I discarded half the mixture and added 1/2 cup each of water and flour. Stired well.
End of second day, wow. Very active, more that doubled in size, but the smell was horrible. Best described as acidic vomit. Discarded half, added more flour and water.
From what I have read I was not expecting such activity so early one. Combined with the smell I wonder if I've done something wrong and should scrap it and start again.
id be interested to hear your thoughts