Originally Posted by bluemoose
You've done great. It sounds like you totally fermented out. You can check by taking gravity readings a couple days apart. If they are the same, you're done. The secondary is not for fermenting, but for clarifying. You shouldn't be seeing any fermenting going on there. Typically you will find people suggest letting it set in the secondary a bit longer, or just the primary. I say do what you want, that's how you learn. Whatever you choose to do, it'll be beer. Good luck, get another one going soon, you're gonna need it!
Thanks for the advice man. Now I can sit back and relax instead of worrying about my beer.
Quick question though, if the secondary fermentator (Carboy in my case) isn't actually used for the fermentation, what reason is there to put an airlock onto the bung?
My friend and I actually brewed a second batch last think (knock off recipe of Red Hook's ESB) and realized we didn't have a second airlock after we poured the wort into the bucket.
We ended up having to use a makeshift blowoff hose that we made. Oh and we remembered to take an O.G this time - ~1.058.