Originally Posted by Reno_eNVy
Oh, when you said "broke" I thought you meant there was yeast spilling out of the package.
No, you're absolutely fine. This kind of stuff happens all the time. It's a bit too late to make a stater, which is what I would have recommended doing (which you should do for every batch anyway.)
I freaked out way too early...I realized the smack pack hadn't actually broke. I'm guess the heat of the delivery truck must have made it inflate a bit more than usual. I threw it in the fridge and it's already coming down a bit.
No starter...I'm making a sessionable pale ale. trying my hand at a Brau Brothers Hopsession clone. it'll only be an OG of 1.045ish. I didn't think I really need a starter for it.
We are brewing a Lakefront Bridge Burner on Sunday though...That guy will DEFINITELY need a starter!
Thanks for the quick response though!