Lazy Yeast or just underpaid

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Hopstep

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I am using a wyeast ringwood ale smack pack and smacked and shook at 10am on Saturday the 21st. The pack didn't swell in the allocated time so I crashed my wort and gave the yeast a night to multiply. Got up on Sunday not good still no swelling. I opened the pack and made a small starter thinking I will have to wake these babies up. I waited another few hours to see small bubbles in the starter and barring a few small bubbles nothing. I called the LHBS and they are not open on Sundays lazy beer drinking.... Anyway I decided to pitch the yeast as even a few hundred cells are better than nothing at this point. I waited until Tuesday and saw minimal activity but Wednesday Morning she was a bubblin away!!! Here is the question? Will my FG be off because of the lag time or will the yeast do their job completely?
 

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The FG should probably still be about what you expected. Once it gets going, usually it finishes fine. There is a possibility that fermentation may stall out, but it's not likely.
 

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Without knowing the viability of your yeast, I'd venture a guess that it'll be okay in the end. I think you'll hit the FG, or at least pretty dang close.

Time will tell, but I think your beer will be fine. :mug:
 
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