Pitching a wyeast packet without breaking the nutrient packet and not making a starter will increase lag time. However for 2.5 gallons one smack pack would be ideal. Without making a starter, you're just guessing the cells are alive.
Very slowly started last night and not picking up the pace at all
Let it be. It's fine.
Its going now but its the most uneventful fermentation ive ever seen lol
Smells the best ive ever smelled though!