As the subject says, I brewed my first lager yesterday! Everything went well, the carboy is currently chilling (har har) in a temp controlled fridge, the beer is low 50's according to my fermometer. 24 hours later I still am not seeing any airlock activity and the yeast seems to have sedimented out. How long does it take to see signs of active fermentation with a lager? Should I expect to see vigorous fermentation like I am used to with my ales? Will it krausen up? (I'd assume not) How can I tell if I have a healthy fermentation?
I did everything I could to ensure a healthy environment for the yeast. I thoroughly aerated with O2 injection, added yeast nutrient and pitched plenty of yeast. (3 packets of dry, rehydrated) I guess I'm used to ale fermentations that take off like rockets go strong for quite a while. I expected less activity out of a lager but I'm somewhat concerend at this point.
Any information the community can provide would certainly put my mind at ease!