No starter with 1272... Ugg! The OG on this one was 1.045 and I thought I'd also just try pitching the SmackPack. I see from Mr. Malty that I'm about ~58 billion cells shy and should have used 1.6 packs with no starter. Guess I'll chock this up as an experience point!
The recipe I used called for a 68 degree fermentation temp using Nottingham. It's basically BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde
with the addition of some Hallertau and the use of WY1272 was the suggestion of a good friend. I figured I'd try both since I was using two carboy's.
Okay, so at least I get the lower than ideal pitch rate as an explanation for the seemingly slow fermentation and questionable looking kraussen. Thanks for the feedback!