I want to serve well conditioned beer that is at the peak of flavor.
I think this Steam Beer recipe tastes best after about 6 weeks.
Anyway, I bought some California Lager yeast over the weekend and made a starter last night to ferment the wort I thought I'd be making tonight.
I made the starter using the same procedures I always use. I boiled 1/2 pound of dry malt. Chilled it. Sanitized a Ghost River growler and an airlock. I mixed it all up and... nothing. No bubbles even tonight after 24 hours. I usually get activity within the first hour but as of right now... nothing.
Since I have no confidence in the yeast I'm going to postpone the brew.
I'll have to get a new pack of California Lager and start again. I don't want to waste a good grist with unhealthy yeast.The beer will have to be made another day.
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