Late Sunday evening I decided to try and make my first homebrew. It's been about 30 hours now since I pitched the yeast and there is still no sign of fermentation.
A roommate of mine had all of the supplies and I had watched him do it before. Seemed simple enough, so I bought an IPA kit and set about sanitizing the materials. I meticulously followed all of the instructions while brewing and felt good about my work.
I then poured my wort into the carboy. Unfortunately the strainer that we had been using didn't catch all of the hop sediment and there is about half an inch of hops on the bottom of the carboy. I'm not sure if this could have created the issue or not.
Finally I pitched the yeast. I firmly sealed the airlock and attached a tube to a fermentation bucket with water at the bottom in case of blow off. I have no idea what my issue is or if I should be concerned, but it was my understanding that I should see signs of fermentation within 24 hours.
Any advice and feedback is greatly appreciated!
What yeast? What temperature did you pitch at? Did you oxygenate the wort before pitching? Those would be the questions that would need answering before solving the riddle.......and no, hop trub has no effect on fermentation.