Originally Posted by jcannon46609
The gravity has not changed, it is in a plastic bucket with an airlock. The yeast was stored in the basement as well, so I am guessing I will need to get more. Will the beer be okay to sit for a few more days while I wait for the yeast?
I was going to mention earlier that if the yeast were completely dead and no fermentation has occurred, the wort is in a sensitive position. The whole reason we try to chill our wort quickly and pitch the yeast is so no other microbes can take hold before the yeast has a chance to.
You basically have a bucket of sugar water sitting there, and it looks all sorts of appetizing to all kinds of nasties.
Now, you do have it in an airtight environment, so you have that going for you, but I'd still suggest you pitch yeast ASAP.