Hi all -
I have a 5 Gal batch of Riesling going that I started on Sunday the 16th. I made a starter with 5 grams of a Rhone 4600 yeast (S. Cerevisiae), and 7 gm. of nutrient, and once that was going good I pitched it. OG was 1.080
After about 24 hours I had decent action in the air-lock, but I popped the top of the primary fermenter to see what was going on, and since then, I have seen no bubbles in the airlock.
I thought maybe my kitchen was too warm (high 70's), so I brought it to the basement. Still nothing visibly happening.
Tonight (wednesday) I took another gravity reading - 1.040, so it seems something happened. Temp was 72.8
My question is do I panic and get another starter going and re-pitch, or do I give it a few more days and take another gravity reading to confirm if it is dropping or if it has stalled?
If it has stalled, what is the downside to not re-pitching ASAP? What is the downside to just re-pitching?
There is a fine white film on the surface - and it smells fine, and from what I tasted, it tastes fine.
Thanks very much!