Brewed my first batch last Saturday (all Malt Amber from a kit). I think that i did everything by the book fine.
I stuck the batch in the basement and within 24 hours, the bubbles started. It bubbled away for about a day and a half. Nothing crazy though, just a steady bubbling. Then it just stopped.
I broke my hygrometer on brew day so I dont have a starting reading. The kit says it should have started around 1.042-1.044 (for now, i'll assume that i was close). The day before yesterday, i took a reading with my new hygrometer, and it read 1.02. I left everything alone and checked again today and the reading is the same. The kit said that the final reading should be 1.010-1.012.
There is a lot of krausen around the inside of my fermenter. It clearly fermented pretty good for a while.
The batch is in my basement at a steady 69 degrees.
What do I do now? Add more yeast? Shake it up? Add
some kind of yeast food? Add some kind of yeast afrodisiac? Bottle it and chase pretzels with it?