Did an AG sweet stout, pitched Wyeast Irish Ale liquid without a starter after smacking it four hours previously. Got very little rise, pitched it anyway; 3 days later very little activity. Tried stiring the wort to see if that might kickstart it, nada. Day four pitched a pack of dry ale yeast next day airlock was bubbling good, did that for a couple of days. Very little krausen was produced, OG was 1065 when I checked it today it was 1040. It was very tasty.
It has been a week, today I stired it again and placed it somewhere warmer to see if that may get things going. Could the pound of lactose account for my high gravity or should I wait a couple of day and see what happens?