I did a batch last night, thinking I'm starting to get the hang of this homebrewing thing ... This time I went with a Munich Helles Lager. Being a lager, I know temps must be kept low so I cooled it to about 73 before pitching the yeast (White Labs liquid #WLP800) and put it in room temp of about 62-63 overnight. I didn't use a starter but I kept the yeast out of the fridge for several hours before pitching and wedged the vial inside my belt while doing the boil so that it would warm up further.
It has now been 12 hours and there's no activity whatsoever whereas I usually have a forceful fermentation going on the following morning. There seems to be no pressure whatsoever -- poking the plastic lid a little would make the airlock gurgle if there was something going on in there, but now it's dead silent.
I realize I'm probably just fussing about my baby here, but did I make a mistake cooling it too much before pitching? I guess I'll tough it out until tomorrow morning, but if I still see no fermentation, should I gently heat up the fermenting bucket with an electric blanket or something until I see some action?