Hello folks. So I've spent the past few months reading various forums and watching YouTube videos on the topic of home brewing. Yesterday was my birthday, and my wife gave me the Brew n' Share kit as a gift. Eager to have some beer, I went ahead and cooked up the batch of Amber Ale that came in the kit and set it to ferment in one of my closets.
The air temp in the closet measures between 69°F and 73°F depending upon the time of day. I set it in there at around 5PM yesterday afternoon, so it has mostly been on the lower end of that spectrum.
I noticed by 7PM that it had already begun bubbling, and all of the liquid in the S-shaped airlock was pushed to the cap side. This morning I wake up and check it at about 7AM, and the liquid has pushed its way out of the airlock, leaving only about half of the original liquid that was in there. (I used Star San and water for filling btw.) So I mix up a small batch of Star San and refill it using a clean syringe. Within 30 minutes, most of that has pushed its way out and onto the lid of the bucket.
My question is this: How long does this period of gassiness normally last? I ask, because I have to leave town in a few days, and I will not be back for two weeks. Being that the suggested fermenting time for this brew is 1-2 weeks, I figured I would be safe leaving it here. Now I'm wondering if I need to be here to baby that airlock a bit.
Thanks in advance for any help.