Long story short, I didn't think my dry yeast looked right when I proofed it, then 1 day after pitching, I wasn't seeing any airlock activity, so I gave the bucket a good shake and made sure the lid was on tight but still nothing.
So yesterday, the second day, I purchased another pack of yeast and sprinkled it on top of the brew. When I opened the lid, it did look like it may have been fermenting some as there was a layer of foam on top about 2 inches thick. I thought this might be a good sign, but I added the dry yeast to it anyway since I had already bought it. After I sprinkled it on top, I gave it a stir with a sanitized spoon. If it has been fermenting, then the gases must be getting out through the lid somewhere but I can close it any tighter.
Would adding more yeast to the brew after it has been fermenting for 2 days hurt it?
The beer is an IPA and the yeast was American Ale US-05