Ok, I hesitated to even write about this one, but you guys are so warm and fuzzy that I figured you'd get a kick out of it.
We brewed our 3rd batch on Saturday, a Bass Clone. And up to now the brews have been pretty good (all 2 of them). Well to start off the calamities I put the bag of extract into the pot with the steeping grains to loosen it up. But, after having several homebrews I forgot to take it out when I turned the heat back on to bring up to boil. You might see where this is goin. . . I picked up the bag off the bottom of the pot to find that a hole had been melted into it! Nice!
I thought "I guess we'll name this one Polyethelene English Ale". So, screw up number one. Screw up number two is not that big a deal, just an inconvenience. I forgot to buy more muslin bags for the hops thinking that I had more. So, in go the hops loose. Not a big deal, just messy. Next we had 3 boil overs! it never broke! And after cooling the wort down to pitch the yeast we fished out a good bit of what I can only assume was hardened plastic pieces floating in the wort.
And to top it all off, the wort has been in the carboy for about 38 hrs now and there is no activity in the airlock. We even went with the highly recommended White Labs yeast for this one. So, I have named this one "Low Expectations English Ale".
Do you guys think I should be getting worried that there is no activity from the yeast yet?