Originally Posted by jonbomb
It's just a few little white dots on top. Can't tell if its mold or bubbles yet though. It doesn smell bad iether. I'm just gonna leave it alone until tomorrow and if the airlock isn't bubbling by tomorrow then I will worry.
Don't know if you heard the news yet, but you can't trust the airlock to tell you if your beer is fermenting. Especially if you keep opening the lid! It takes a small amount of pressure to make it bubble. Each time you open the fermenter, it releases all of the built-up pressure.
White dots could be yeast particles that came to the surface, or the start of krausen.
If you are VERY worried, open the fermenter, and take a whiff. if you get a burning sensation in your nose, that's CO2. But I recommend just leaving it alone.