Phat Tyre Ale and Belgian Dubbel extracts, both with the recommended Wyeast smack packs. Was planning on doing the former first, but the smack pack didn’t expand as expected. Luckily, a local supply store had Safale US-05 in stock, so I tossed that in a yeast starter on Friday, 3/20. Out of curiosity, tried the Wyeast 1214 for the Dubbel and it expanded as expected. Well, quarantined, so why not do two batches in one day? Anyways, as of today (Sunday, 3/24), the Phat Tyre yeast is happily working away and the Dubbel? Not a thing. I’ve agitated the carboy, but no activity in the airlock and the wort is smooth as glass. The local supplier has a pretty limited variety of yeast. Is there an acceptable alternative? Or should I order the Safale BE-256 from Northern? Will my beer deteriorate sitting there waiting for the yeast?
Thanks in advance.