Hi guys… first post… I brewed beer about 17 years ago… never did a really good job of cleaning things so my beer was always uneventful. Got married, had kids haven’t brewed for about 15 years… decided to start again so I got some newer equipment from Norther Brewer (of course!) and the “Mild Ale” kit to start things off.
Now to my subject: I added 2 cups of honey to the recipe, brewed everything up and pitched the one yeast packet (dry) that came with the recipe… for the first 2 or 3 days the fermentation went crazy… I have it on our heated bathroom floor so it’s right at 70°… OG was 1.042 at 100°
but now it’s slowed to the point where it doesn’t bubble much at all that I can see (I’m using a bucket for the primary)… I did some checking on the forum for stuck fermentation but I’m not sure if it is or if I am worrying too much… so a few questions: should I have pitched more yeast? Can I aerate the bucket or will that be bad?
maybe i just need to chill out… hmmm…
looking forward to brewing again! (maybe)