So I’m doing my first lager (the schwatzbier kit) and got the Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager Yeast. I made a mistake after smacking it and just left it out on the counter, where it didn’t ferment because it’s a lager yeast. I then moved it to the lager fridge, where it’s 52° (according to my carboy that’s in there waiting for the yeast), but it’s just not inflating.
Opinions on what I should do? Make a starter, cool it off in the fridge, and add the yeast? Is the yeast ruined? Should I wait longer (it’s been ~36 hours now since it’s been in the fridge).