I brewed two batches last week. A stout on Tuesday which is still fermenting great and Friday I made an IPA.
We pitched the yeast at about midnight friday night, and I still have no activity in the lock (after about 36 hrs). I made a starter so I know something has gone wrong. Here are some facts that I think are pertinent.
I made my starter with running's form a blond ale. It was a 20 oz starter and the OG was about 1.044.
The OG of my wort was 1.062, and i chilled the wort to 65 F
I did not decant any of the starter liquid since they were similar in color, I had a really good pad of yeast at the bottom.
I was using a wyest London ale smack pack.
HELP!!! What do i do know? I just picked up another smack pack and I am thinking about just smacking that guy and pitching it directly into the wort. Should try to re-airate the wort? Should I wait? Why the hell did this one not work when I used the same procedures with the stout and it is fermenting like a champ!
Please help me save that big bucket of hoppy deliciousness.