> pilsner. i used a starter with wyeast pilsner yeast. the airlock on
> the bucket started to bubble lightly about 24 hours later, but was very
> slow (about once every 5 seconds). then after 36 hours, no more
> bubbles. the guys at the local homebrew shop -- and many posts here --
> said that the temperature was probably too low (the closet is between 58
> and 63 degrees). so i heated up the closet to 70, but nothing has
> happened after 2 more days! i checked all seals, too.
that yeast should be in the range of 48F to 56F. The yeast you used was
2007 Pilsen Lager. You were already at the top of the temp range in the
closet before you warmed it up. The beer has probably fermented quite a bit
already due to the warmer temp. You may have some off flavors as a result.
Take a gravity reading. That is the only way to know what is really
happening. Let us know what that is, and I am sure someone can offer advice
on what to do next.