I just brewed my first batch on Monday (July 4) using the brew share enjoy kit. It came with the block party ale. Ive got everything in the bucket and the airlock started bubbling after about 12 hours. I checked on it last night (July 6) and it is still pushing the water to one side of the air lock but im not seeing any bubbles unless i touch the lid.
I did purchase the gravity kit as well and have read that I need to take a hydrometer reading. Is it ok to remove the bucket lid to do this? Should I do it now or wait some time?
I have it in the shower in my shop. Temps probably in the low 70s which I see now may be to high. My next batch will have a swamp cooler or a water bath.