I brewed Off the Topper last night and thought all went well until I woke up this morning and found that I don’t have a single bubble in my fermenter. I did a yeast starter with the Vermont yeast but only gave it about 17 hrs of start time but it sure looked like it had been propogating. I am using a blow off tube as I have done plenty of these big beers and know what they should look like when the fermentation starts.
I swear I did everything according to directions, kept things clean etc. Maybe my house is too cold, it is sitting in an area about 66 to 68 and I am going to NB today to pick up a heating pad to regulate and stabilize, but for the now the question remains, what happened and did I waste a whole evening and screw something up?
I did not do a final gravity this time, kind of forgot and it was getting late but this brew seemed to go along just like others.
I have never had an initial fermentation take so long to start, usually happens within hours, oh and I added oxygen to the wort before I pitched too.