I'm trying to "catch" wild yeast for the first time. 36 hours ago I mixed a cup of flour and a cup of water and left it out on a shelf with a paper towel over the top. It's been between 45 and 70 degrees here over that time.
Since then, the water and the flour has separated so that the water is sitting on top of the flour.
Is that supposed to happen? Should I just keep waiting? Should I give up and try pineapple juice? What is the best way to catch wild yeast for sourdough?