So I had a fun and exciting first homebrew, extract, brew day this past Sunday. Used the B.S.E. Starter Kit with the Amber ale but added Bavarian hops to the end of the boil. OG was at 1.043.
I woke up Monday morning to my dog barking at my closet and noticed the airlock bubbling vigorously and thought I was golden until I came home and noticed that all of the bubbling has completely stopped. Thinking their may have been another exit of oxygen from the lid not being secure I’ve checked about 50x to be sure it was and also place a 20lb weight on top since bubbling would only occur when pressing on the lid.
It now day 3 since brew day, still no bubbles since about 12 hrs after brewing and I am curious if there’s something wrong here? The bucket is in my guest bathroom of my new home in the tub with the fan going and temp is about 68 degrees. Reviews online states it could be a yeast issue or lid issue with the bucket. I was thinking to test the gravity with my hydrometer but have been scared to disrupt the beer by opening the lid. Any suggestions for help?