Thank you for the suggestions ..will try them next time.
So ..even when the bubbles stop, I should leave it alone for a couple more weeks? Should I switch into a secondary bucket? ..if so, what exactly do i do to make the best out of that ...?
I LOVE this forum ..have received SOOOOO much advise (can't say for sure yet if it's good/bad, but it's better than the stuff I was getting from my neighbor who uses his tap water with an extract kit, boils for about 1 minute, then yeasts it and waits for a week (he has NO sense of what sterile means also)