Originally Posted by nebben
Be patient. It should come. Some are way slower than others, but they should still pick up especially since you have verification that there was viable yeast in the smack pack prior to pitching.
+1 to this. Lagers are slow. You should have pitched about four times the amount of yeast that you did, but it is ok. You'll still make a better beer than you can get at 90% of bars around the country. Your friends will envy your Mad Skillz. Come late September you will be referred to as "The Man." You'll look back on this moment and think, "Why was I so worried? I did everything right." Truth is, you shouldn't be worried. So RDWHAHB!
If your beer is ruined, you can fly to Florida and drink as much of my Oktoberfest as you want.
Primary: Robust Porter from BCS.
Bottled/Kegged: Crappy Bock (my first brew!), IPA, Manny's Octoberfest, Paulaner Hefe-weizen clone (my first all-grain!), Ed's Honey Oatmeal Stout, Dos Equis clone, Pumpkin Spice Ale (my first ruined batch), American Red Ale, Angel Wings from BCS, Edworts Apfelwein, American Wheat from BCS,Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from CYBI, Munich Madness from BCS.