hi everyone, first post here. I made my first batch of beer last night and I think I am having some trouble. It has been about 24 hours and I see no signs of fermentation. No foam at all in the blow off hose, and I put on the fermentation lock, its not bubbling at all. It looks like nothing is happening and I dont know why.
I used a 3.75 lbs can of Thomas Cooper Brewmaster Selection wheat beer extract. I soaked the can in hot water to thin it then mixed it in my pot with 1.5 gal filtered water. As it heated I added 1 pound of Muntons plain light dried malt. I kept these ingredients at a very low boil for 30 min.
I put 2 gal of cold filtered water in my carboy, then poured in the hot mixture, and filled remaining space with a little more filtered water. I capped it and agitated to mix. Initial temp was 109 degrees F. I put the carboy in the bathtub filled with cold water to speed up cooling.
I pitched the yeast at about 76 degrees F. It was White Labs Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300, followed the directions carefully. It seems like nothing is happening. I was neurotic about sanitizing everything, dunno what went wrong. Please help.