First things first and the answer is probably wait longer, but I brewed a 5 gallon AG on Monday and pitched a harvested 1056 from a starter that I did on Saturday night; as of this morning no bubbles. I peeked into the bucket and there was activity. When is it time to purchase and repitch?
Second, I have an IPA that needs to be brewed and I was planning on using the same yeast. Now I’m considering using a different yeast as I’m worried about the health of that one. The receipe calls for wyeast 1332, but I don’t have that. Will an ESB yeast work?
Finally, I brewed a Kolsch the other day that called for a 90 minute mash and my OG was around 1.060. I’m not for sure what my effeciency was but it seemed to be better than normal. Is there any good reason not to do a 90 minute mash everytime?