I am currently brewing my first batch with the small batch starter kit (Plinian Legacy IPA). Started it on Sunday and today (Wed) it has a nice bit of foam at the top with a bubble about once a second coming out of the airlock.
Question is - how do I know when to bottle the beer? I have read that you can tell the fermentation is done when the foam at the top goes away and everything “falls” to the bottom of the fermentation jug. However, how much longer after that do I wait until I bottle the beer? I have searched the forums and seen everything from 2-4 days past to as much as 1-2 weeks. Is there something to go by from just looking at the beer? I have recently learned about needing a hydrometer (from this forum) but currently do not have one.
Thanks for any help!