So I made two batches yesterday after a year break from brewing. I ended up using dry yeast packs, and pitched them directly into the wort. It is now approaching 24 hours and I still do not see active fermentation. I pitched both at 68, aerated with a wine whip thing before pitching, i have them in swamp coolers to prevent temps from getting high, but the wort is sitting at 68 degrees. one batch used S-05, the other S-04. I typicall use a smack pack with a starter, but I was lazy. Am I just seeing a lag time with the dried yeast?
PS I cannot wait to taste my simcoe IPA dry hopped with home grown mystery hops from a coworker, and my CITRA IPA…its been too long since I last made beer. I am glad to be back