I made a 10 gal batch of my Ed's Haus Pale. I used Notty, one sachet per 5 gal carboy.
One of the sachets of Notty felt "damp" when I played with it BEFORE opening it. Kind of squishy and not shakey, like there was moisture inside it. When I cut it open, the yeast seemed to be sticking to the walls of the sachet, kind of like it was highly statically charged. I've had this happen once before, but I got beer out of it in the end, so I pitched.
After 48 hours, here are the two carboys. The one with NO krausen, and no visual signs of fermentation, is the "wet yeast" carboy.
Anyone ever have this happen? I'm gonna wait a day to see if fermentation kicks off....but it's weird, eh?
Note, both yeasts were new, both bought the same day, same lot, same expiration date, and both definitely NOT from "old stock" that could have been part of the recall batches.