Originally Posted by Eves
Hmmm....so its nearing 72 hours and absolutely no activity at all (no bubbles and nothing on the top of the wort). Do I just re-pitch with newer yeast (will buy some today)? Or is all hope lost?
Never used anything but dry yeast before. If this beer has a chance would I be better off with liquid yeast?
If you use liquid, you're gong to want to make a starter with it. I'd just get new, fresh dry yeast and pitch it in if there's still no activity. If you come back from the LHBS and have activity, then you have an emergency packet of yeast for next time.
Oh, and take a hydrometer reading to make sure. The yeast could be working, but you might still not see visible activity.