Brewing a BoPils on Monday.
Well, guess not. Forced change of plans. Brewed up the starter on Wed. Two days later no activity whatsoever. This pack of yeast was in a shipment that accidentally sat for an extra day before I got to open it and put it in the fridge but I figured it would still be okay. Nope. Which sucks because there were four other packs in that shipment.
Confirmed with the refractometer that the gravity hadn't dropped a single point. So I smacked the second pack of this yeast (one of the other four) I had early this morning. Six hours later there was very minor swelling, mostly due to temp increase I'm assuming since I don't think there's anything alive in there. Pitched that into the starter wort and still nothing.
Sooo, the only yeast I have that wasn't part of that shipment is a Trappist High Gravity. Brewed up the starter for that tonight and hopefully it'll be ready by Monday evening. Guess I'm moving the strong golden ale up in the schedule.
Anyone want to buy a couple packs of dead yeast? I hear it's great on toast.