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So I brewed an IPL, pitched at 60 and stuck it in my chamber around 57. One W34/70 lager packet 11.5 grams, unproofed. Patiently waited for bubbles in my airlock but I saw non after 3 days so I quick ordered another yeast packet. Brought the temp of my fridge back up to 60. Day 5 my yeast arrives and I run downstairs to pitch it and I see my airlock bubbles and then bubbles again. I'm like "well now what?" So I pitch it anyways figuring I should've used two in the first place so I may as well finally send in my yeast reinforcements. That night, no bubbles. Next day, no bubbles, two days later, no bubbles. Now I'm sitting at 8 days fermenting with only one quick glimpse that something is actually happening. I was gonna take a hydro reading but I'm sure I'll be sitting around my OG so why waste my time. I dont know know what to do. Just wait it out? I thought about just throwing an 05 packet in it, raising my temp and praying for the best. Maybe rack it to another bucket and repitch / pitch 05? It's like nothing is happening. It's a partial mash recipe so I know I have sugars to be eaten. Maybe I should just take my reading and go from there. Major sad face over here.
Just tasted Dogfish Head's Aprihop this weekend and wow was I surprised. So I'm looking for help developing an all Mr. Beer recipe IPL with fruit. I don't want to clone their beer but I want it's influence. I'm going to "brew" up something on Qbrew when I get home tonight. But here's what i was thinking to start: 1 Can Northwest Pale Ale HME 2-3 BrewMax Pale LME 1 Saflager S-23 15 minute 0.5oz Cascade boil 5 minute 0.5oz Cascade and 0.5oz Glacial boil something like that -edit- forgot I'm going to add either cans of apricots and raspberries or use extracts.