As some of you may have been reading my other threads where I was asking stupid questions about my Irish Stout that has been driving me crazy (first brew).
Well it sat in the primary for 7 days and went from a OG of 50 down to 30, not far enough. I watched it two more days and nothing. So I panicked and I pitched a whole pack of Nottingham dry brewers yeast. Slowly stirred it in and let it sit another 2 days. It still had not dropped any more.
So I said too hell with it and racked it to a 6.5 gallon carboy. It has sat there for 8 days as of right now.
Two days ago I decided that I needed more room in my fermenting room so I picked up some nice 2500# shelving sets and put them together and in the room. I then moved my two carboys (one being the stout and the other a wheat) onto the shelf and covered them up with a sleeping bag. I had noticed that there was a ring of bubbles on the stout about 2 inches wide going all the way around the carboy. I go down there today (two days later) to check on them and HOLY CRAP... I pull the sleeping bag back that the airlock on the stout is bubbling once every 3 seconds and that little ring of bubbles is no longer a ring. The whole top of the beer is covered with a light brown kind of tan colored bubbles that is about 1/4 of an inch thick.
My first thought is "****, it's infected". But I smelled the co2 coming out of the air lock and it smells damn good.
I guess this beer has finally started to do something. Only like 16 days, it's about damn time.
Looks like you all were right, just relax don't worry, and have a home brew.