Will my beer ever start fermenting?
I tried something new. This is only my thrid brew. My others seemed really weak so i brewed a california common recipe from my Lhbs.
1 lb crystal
6.5 lb lme
1.5 oz cenn.
1 oz. cenn. aroma
Pretty simple but instead of the full 5 gal I only did about 3 gal thinking that it would be really strong. Also I tried to grow some pacman yeast from a bottle of Rogue Shakespaere Stout. The yeast starter seemed to do well & had lots of yeast on the bottom, at least i thought it was yeast maybe just the dme sediment. I used 16 oz water, 1/4 cup dme, boiled 10 min then cooled to about 70 degrees and set on a stir plate for 36 hours. It looked good, smelled good and had about 1/4 inch of 'yeast' along the whole bottom. I pitched into wort (og 1.086) on Monday. Its Thursday and no activity.
Maybe not enough yeast?
Maybe wort too high gravity?
Maybe just too impatient?
What should I do?
Any advice will be greatly apreciated!