Originally Posted by MTate37
Concerning the swirl, we're using the Whole Foods juice for one of the gallons. It has a good bit of sediment in the jug. If I swirl it is there a danger of covering yeast up?
Nope. It will not cover the yeast up ... any yeast that may have settled is in that sediment.
Particularly if the ferment is not especially vigorous, while you are at that low temp you want to put all that yeast sediment back into suspension for the first few days ... and then again periodically IF the ferment seems to slow significantly prior to the SG showing the sugar has been mostly used up (barring other issues).
It will all fall out again fine once the ferment finishes.