Originally Posted by rod
welcome to the forum.
80 degrees will not kill your yeast
dry yeast doesn't really need a starter (hopefully it was within its best before date)
if you didn't do a full boil, the top up water will provide enough oxygen for the yeast.
make sure your fermenter lid has a good seal - press on the lid slightly- it should cause a bubble in the air lock(you did put water in the airlock?)
with no activity after 48 hours i would pitch a fresh pack of yeast
let us know how it goes
thanks for the welcome and the quick response.
I didn't do a full boil. The recipe called for boiling 1.5 gallons and then cooling it and pouring it into the remaining 3.5 gallons.
yeast was a dry pack that came with the kit.... "'Munson's; Active Brewing Yeast" it does appear to be within the best before date.
if I simply touch the lid of the fermenter I get bubbles in the airlock, just none bubbling up on their own.
Should I wait another 48 hours, it's already been about 50hrs, or pitch another packet now?