Originally Posted by slowspoke
I did the smack pack thing and after 3 1/2 hours it didn't seem to be swelled much but the package was not as flat as it was when I broke the inner bag. How much swelling goes on? what should I do now other than wait. I was thinking of waiting another 18-24 hours to see what happens.
I've noticed that some packs will swell more than others, depending on the tempurature and the age of the yeast. I like to first warm the packet (don't use SWMBO's tummy, though it may seem a good idea at the time) and then let it inflate for several hours in a warm place (75-85 degrees.) Most times it will swell to where it feels as though it should pop at any moment.
I would definately give it some more time to work, without a starter liquid yeast can take up to a few days depending on gravity and tempurature.