I have a couple of questions...
First my airlock has slowed way down. It only bubbles about every 30-50 seconds now. Is this still ok, or do I need to do something? It has been going since Sunday evening. It's an oatmeal stout.
Second, how do I know when fermentation is complete? The directions I had are very ambiguous and don't have a lot of specifics. I did not take a gravity reading prior to beginning fermentation and have no idea what the gravity reading should be when it's done. The instructions simply say to wait about 7 days and that the airlock should stop bubbling when it's done.
As I mentioned in another post, I already know that I made a big mistake (left the lid on during the boil) so I'm not even sure how good this batch is going to taste, but I plan on starting another one after this one is done fermenting.
As far as bottling goes, I understand that it should be 4-6 weeks before drinking, but I was planning on trying maybe 1 bottle per week, just to get a feel for how it's coming along. Any reason not to do this?
Thanks in advance!