I have been brewing for a couple of years now and have brewed many batches.
I always use Wyeast smack packs and most of the time I make starters, but for a long time, I never made them.
I just brewed a Kolsch on Friday and I didn't make a starter for this beer. It was a low gravity beer (1044) and I didn't have any DME to make a starter. I figured, I didn't make starters for many of my beers before this, so this shouldn't be a problem.
Now, two days later, I see no sign of fermentation at all. Nothing. I have never seen this before. I ferment in craboys so I can see what is happening and I see NOTHING.
I pitched at 64degrees and used Wyeast's Kolsch strain (2565). I smacked the pack hours before the pitch.
Did I get dead yeast? What should I do?
Secondary: Bourbon Porter, Belgian Sour Brown, Brett Belgian Quad, Berliner Weisse
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