Howdy - First time brewing a Kriek/Plambic. Using Northern Brewer's Kriek recipe as a guide I made a extract batch, with about 3 points higher OG @ 1.056.
I used a wort-chiller to cool my 4.2 gallon boil to about 80, topped it off to just over 5 gallons, and pitched the lambic blend packet. The date on the blend was Feb 2010, so pretty old. The smack pack did not really bulge at all, but I have not had problems before...
Oh yeah, after cooling, I aerated with my drill attachment, realizing now that pedio does not like that...
Anyway, I pitched the blend 3 days ago, and I have not seen any activity. I have pretty much given up on the yeast starting, so will probably pitch more of something?
So, my question: Can I pitch another yeast and achieve similar results, as I have numerous dry yeasts around; or should I find another packet of the lambic blend to pitch?
If another yeast can fit the bill as some of the other goodies in the blend (brett, etc.) may be working without showing activity, what do you suggest?
Long-winded first post, so I hope that someone has some suggestions. Thanks for your help.