I'm brand new at brewing and my first batch is fermenting right now. I did brew it with someone that brewed before but it's been a while. We had a recipe he used for a Scottish Ale with a hint of chocolate. We didn't do a full mash (thinking of trying it next batch), but used an extract. So a few quesitons:
1) I have it in a glass 5 gallon container and it started bubbling like crazy after 24 hours, good sign right?
2) My friend said about a week or a little more and then move to bottling. he goes by the bubbles but reading here, definitely go by gravity reading right? Whats the easiest way to do the reading after it's in a 5 gallon glass jug?
3) Once bottled, i was going to do the 3 weeks, sound good?
Sorry for the noob questions, but like i said, i'm brand brand new to brewing!