I brewed a blonde ale on Friday night, 6 gallons 1.042 OG. Pitched at 70° with US-05 sprinkled on-top. Did not notice the expiration date. No aeration aside from racking to fermenter.
It's fairly cold in my basement this time of year with ambient swings of 60° - 68° so I have it in a rope handle tub with water up to the wort level to avoid temp swings.
I checked the SG last night (4 days after racking) and it is still 1.042. No visible signs of fermentation beginning/stuck at all.
I removed it from the tub and gave it a shake to rouse the yeast, leaving it out of the tub to warm up ad hopefully kick off fermentation.
How long should I now wait before pitching another pack of US-05?
- I will aerate next time
- I will rehydrate next time
- I will ensure proper temps while fermenting next time