Brewed an ESB yesterday, pitching Wyeast 1028 @ 70 degrees F. Stirred and shook carboy for oxygen, then airlocked and moved moved to the basement. This morning, carboy is @ 71 degrees F with NO activity in the carboy or airlock. OG yesterday was 1.060 and it's the same this morning.
I was slightly concerned about the yeast before I pitched it. I had popped the activator and left the pouch at room temperature for 5 hours, but the pouch had not expanded much at all.
Though I'm a newbie, right now I'm thinking there was a problem with my yeast. If so, what next? Can I just pitch new yeast?
UPDATE: Racked to secondary on 8/1, gravity at 1.013. Bottled on 8/6 with gravity at 1.012, which is a little lower than expected (1.014 was my calculated target.) I'll update again in a couple of weeks after start sampling it.
UPDATE#2: This is good stuff. I'm quite happy with it.