I made a baltic honey porter on sunday. Here are the ingredients:
8lbs of Pale LME
1Lbs of chocolate malt
.50lb of honey malt
.50lb of crystal 60L
.5 oz of horizon @ 60
.75oz willamette @ 40
.50oz Willamette @ 20
Recipe calls for two vials of american ale yeast. I bought two vials of american ale blend from white labs (WLP 060). I only pitched one...
This is where my problem starts. I ordered from midwest... was on a truck for a few days but had an ice pack. I did not use a starter. I understand I should have used one but never did it. I planned on saving one vial for another beer thinking the yeast would be ok.
It's been two days and no sign of fermentation. The OG def went up to 1.060 it was around 1.050 or 1.040 before I pitched the yeast. I'm getting close to the 72 hour mark and im just curious of my options. Should I pitch a new vial or make a starter and pitch a new vial. I was thinking maybe 8lbs of LME was way to much sugar LHBS only had 4lb cans of Pale LME. Its starting to smell a little bit like fermentation is beginning.
P.S. Next time i order liquid yeast online.... I WILL make a starter for sure. Just never tried making one.