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    Might have used non-viable yeast

    So I brewed my latest brew and think I might have pitch non-viable yeast (it was a smack pack (WY Scottish Ale 1078) I had, but it might have been a little old). The wort OG was 1064 and I pitch to the wort at about 60 degrees. It's been 24 hours and there is little to no activity. Should I...
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    Head retention

    I just finished the carbin' my 1st brew (an English Nut Brown). It tastes fine, slightly green which I'm sure will mellow with more conditioning, seems to be carb'd ok, but won't hold a head. So, what are the potential problems?