Just a general question/poll: I've seen mixed posts on stirring and wanted to get thoughts consolidated. I started my first kit last Sunday and saw minimal activity beginning that evening (about 12 hours later). Temps in my basement were around 67 and I didn't see much more action until a couple days later. I changed two variables at that time and I'm wondering if both had an impact,or just one. I added nutrient (Fermaid - I'm using BM45) and started stirring daily. So, two part question, I guess: was the start of more vigorous fermentation due to just timing, or did my addition of nutrient and/or daily stirring kick things into action? If the latter, what are your thoughts on stirring? I've seen a few posts that mention disturbing the CO2 "barrier" and it has me a tad worried.
For what it's worth, I've got a nice "slow boil" going and the must is up to 71 degrees.