I am making my first batch of homebrew, the American Wheat Beer extract kit, and the boil went well and fermentation started the same day. The OG was 1032 or so. 3 days in the fermentation has pretty much stopped though, the room that I have the fermenter has been at about 72 degrees the whole time which is why I think it has stopped already, it was going really good the second day. I broke down and cracked the lid, didn’t take it all the way off, there is a ring on the bucket about 3/4" above the top of the level of the beer and some globs to debris floating on the surface, it smelled great. I popped the lid back down and gave it a gentle rock, I read somewhere that rocking the boat can rouse yeast back up.
Does it sound like everything is going okay, I figure I will probably leave it in the fermenter for another week just because I don’t think I will have time this week to bottle it and I haven’t read anything that would suggest that it will hurt anything to leave it in the bucket.