Yesterday, I brewed a 5 gal. Dunkel, and pitched at least a quart of thick slurry, and nothing happened. The yeast was saved from about 2 months ago. I should have taken the clue from when it didn't generate any action on the stir plate with the starter wort. I thought the yeast had the sugar so outnumbered already that maybe I had just "missed it". And, it smelled OK.
So I have a new starter going with fresh yeast. I was either going to just pitch the new yeast in, or rack the wort into a brew pot, boil it, cool it, and then pitch. I chose the latter. I didn't want to worry about what all that dead yeast would do over a month's time sitting at the bottom. So, I've got the wort coming to a boil now. What do you think? Did I overreact? Or would you have done the same?