Hi- Just brewed my first beer yesterday- Altbier using WLP036 yeast- no starter, it's been approx 14 hours since I pitched the yeast and that was at 66 degrees, the beer has been right around 68 degrees since then. After pitching, I found the yeast calculator and it looks like I should use 1.8 vials of yeast for my starting gravity (1.051) and I only used one.
I have a few questions:
1. After reading up on underpitching, I'm wondering if I should get another vial and pitch it also?
2. If so, is there a particular method to use for this, or just open the bucket, add yeast, stir?
3. I don't know if I have any activity yet, I don't hear any bubbling, but am using a blow off tube, rather than just the airlock, so am also wondering how I tell- do I just wait, or do folks routinely take the lid off and look?
4. Last- I also realized (after more reading) that I have a lot of trub left in my beer, I see that this can both help and hurt my beer, I'm trying to keep it cool to offset any nasty taste, but is there anything I can do now aside from this to minimize eventual bad taste?
Thanks very much in advance, I need the help,