I tried my hand at hard cider for the first time this week. On Sunday, I poured 5 gallons (probably closer to 4.6 gallons) of unpasturized cider with no preservatives into a 5 gallon sanitized carboy (StarSan) and then added 5 campden tablets to it. I put a rubber stopper over the top to cover it until Tuesday night. On Tuesday night I added a vial of WLP002 English ale yeast, but shortly after realized I forgot to add the yeast nutrient and pectic enzyme.
So, I boiled a cup of water on the stove and added one tablespoon of yeast nutrient. Then I cooled the solution down to room temperature in the fridge and added 2 teaspoons of pectic enzyme. I went back to the carboy, and dumped the solution through a sanitized funnel into the carboy and restoppered it with another rubber stopper with an airlock. It has now been 36 hours.
When I came home last night, I noted that the airlock floater was raised, but there seemed to be no krausen and very few bubbles at all in the carboy. This morning was the same. I thought that maybe I had put too much StarSan in the airlock so I dumped a bit out, but the airlock floater didn't even go back up when I put it back on. Do I have a stuck fermentation? Did I screw up the batch by adding the yeast nutrient and pectic enzyme within a few hours of pitching the yeast? Is there anything I can do to make this thing move along? Or is it doing what it's supposed to do?