Here's what I have done so far:
|Nov. 15, after feeding|
11/12 - 9pm - mixed 2 T dark rye flour, 2 T orange juice in a pint jar
11/13 - 6pm - added 2T dark rye flour, 2 T orange juice
11/14 - 6pm - added 2T dark rye, 2 T pineapple juice (some bubbles were visible)
11/15 - 4pm - I got a clean jar (just cuz) and added 1/4 cup of the starter mix (threw the rest away), 1/4 cup lukewarm water, and a scant 1/4 cup rye flour.I marked the level on the outside of the jar so I can see if it expands at all.
And now I watch it and wait for it to be able to double in size. Until then, I will feed it every 24 hours - keep 1/4 cup of the starter mix, throw the rest away and add fresh flour/water. I'm going to keep using rye flour until it seems really strong. Then I will start to switch over to white flour. Maybe.
Once it can double in size, I will need to feed it twice a day. When it can double in 4-6 hours, it is ready to make bread.
Oh, and I went for a run today. It's hovering around freezing (zero celcius) but it was sunny and bright so it was nice to be outside.