I bought some White Labs WLP029 German Ale/ Kölsch Yeast from a local store the other day. Got home and noticed that the yeast had a best before date of Dec 31 2010. I should have known considering I bought grains that had bugs in them from the same vendor. All that aside... What is the average time that fermentation starts with this yeast strain from others experience with this yeast? This is the first time making a Kölsch and using this yeast strain. So these are very uncharted territories for me. I will be very unhappy if the yeast don't go. Usually all of my beers start fermenting within 8 - 12hrs. The beer is fantastic and turned out almost exactly to BJCP standard. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.