i forgot to dissolve the sugars with the hot water
I forgot to add the spray malt and sugar to my Cooper's IPA kit until I had already topped up the barrel to 20 litres. I added the sugars and stirred well before adding the yeast...I covered it and set the airlock....no action in the airlock yet (6hrs ago) Have I spoiled the batch?
Yeah, I had to wait around 30 hours before I really started to see a lot of activity in my first batch (which I just bottled a couple days ago!) and then it happily bubbled away for around 2 weeks before it settled down.