Well, the bochet seems to have fermented ok. I was very lapse with it.The master plan was to use the stirrer and make it my first stir plate attempt, but for reasons I don't yet understand, the fucking stirrer kept throwing the stir bar off the magnetic field. I even sent off for a longer bar to see if that would work but it didn't. So I lost interest in it a bit and forgot to add nutrient and stuff like that.
Anyway, it seems to have fermented ok and it's even cleared pretty much. I haven't tested it recently but when I did the other week it was at about 1.004 and now its racked out of the 5 litre erhlenmeyer flask into a DJ it still tasted a bit weird. Plus there was about a half litre of air space so I just topped it up with a sour mash whisky as it was to hand.
I'm not fussed how it's come out as I'm more interested in getting a working stir plate for some other traditional batches. I can focus on sorting out yeasts etc for now, as the D21 I did have had given up the ghost and wasnt starting at all.