I'm making Jim Lahey's duper famous no-knead recipe right now; it took about 5 minutes to stir and now it's sitting on the counter for 12 or 18 more hours. I'll resume it in the morning
― queen bey backers (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 28 December 2013 00:58 (five years ago) link
I can't remember where in orbit was talking about yeast not working. Reading this book about fermentation - residual chlorine in treated water can kill it, so maybe that's what's going on? Leave tap water sitting out for a day or two, stirring occasionally or pouring from container to container to aerated.
― Jaq, Sunday, 11 January 2015 16:43 (four years ago) link