This question brought me to this site. I started my first batch two days ago and there's almost no foam on the top, there are some bubbles, and it smells terrible. I made the mistake of sticking my nose in after i cracked the lid and I nearly fell over and soiled myself.
My questions, is anyone stirring theirs? I'm going for 10 days in the primary, 2 months in the secondary, prime, bottle and drink after a month in bottles...does this sound similar to your batches??