Started a batch Thursday and wasn't sure if my slurry from the blackberry would work or not as it had been in the fridge for about 10 days and this was the first time for me. Had yeast on hand just in case. I let the slurry come to room temp overnight Friday and dumped it in about 10 A.M. Sat., by 5 P.M. started to see some action on surface, not much but some bubbles starting. Have my brew belt on the primary as well. This morning the whole surface is covered with a cap of bubbles that are purple in color from the blackberry I'm sure. I will stir twice a day and the S.G. this A.M. had already changed to about 1.065 from 1.070. Once again my excitement level is high. More reports to follow this next week.