I'm try to RDWHAHB but it's not easy.
I brewed up my first batch Sunday evening using a 'Brown Ale' ingredient kit that i received as a gift. I pretty much followed the directions that came with the kit verbatim. Now 48 hrs later I have had almost no activity in the airlock.
After reading around the forum I can tell you what I didn't do right.
- didn't have a starter
- I might have pitched the yeast at to high a temp (80F??)
- I didn't know to aerate the wort before pitching the yeast
- I live in south Louisiana so it might be a little hot (room temp is about 73F, but I have the fermenter in a cool tub of water to try and offset that. I'm not sure how to get the temp inside the fermenter.)
Now I guess I need to figure out where I should go from here? Thanks ahead of time for the advice!