Originally Posted by FSR402
So has any of you sat there watching it so that you would see the first bubble?
No...never...and I never lie...
Congrats! You got it right in the title: WAIT! Have some patience...you'll be rewarded! Your brew times will begin to decrease by quite a bit as you gain experience. I can complete an AG batch in about 4 hours if I'm doing a simple mash of well modified grain, sparge somewhat fast, and do a short (45-60 min) boil. My AG times are usually more like 6 hours start to finish.