First off, this is my first brew. Hope and King Scottish Ale. I did everything the kit instructions said to do, and feel everything went very well. I got done at 10pm Saturday and by 8am Sunday, boom off to the races. The head was to the top of the carboy and bubbling like crazy.
2 hours later it was foaming out of the airlock pretty good, so I went ahead and did a blow off with the tube into a bucket of sanitized water. Monday comes, foam fell all the way back into beer, so I re-sanitized bung and airlock and installed again. Tuesday, bubbles about 1 every 30 sec, and today about every 40 sec.
Just want to know if anyone else has made this brew, the yeast was wyeast 1098 British. I did leave it upstairs the night I brewed it and it was about 76 in the next morning. I put it in the basement when I did blow off where it has been since. The temp is now about 66F, but it took awhile to get there. The instructions says 64-75F, is a little warmer better? Could this be the primary reason for the slowing of action?
I still have a week and a half before I am supposed to rack to secondary, just thinking at this pace, it will be a few minutes between bubbles. Thoughts?