I brewed my third batch yesterday - one of the Java Stout kits from Midwest.
I put a little more in the kettle than the typical two gallons to try to disperse the flavor in the batch and put just over 3.5 gallons in the boil. It took a while for the boil to happen, but it did eventually.
The recipe used 6 lb. Dark liquid malt extract, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 4 oz. Flaked Barley, 4 oz. Caramel 60°L, 4 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1/2 Target hops, 1 oz. Tettnang pellet hops. I cooled the wert down and put used the Wyeast Activator smack pack and pitched directly.
When I took my SG it was very low (supposed to be 1.042-1.046 and it was 1.3). It's been about 15 hours and there is no sign what so ever of fermentation.
Any ideas as to why my SG was so low and why the yeast isn't happy? Suggestions to fix it?