This is a (sort of) repost from another forum, but more of an update as well. Hoping for some better answers.
Friday night i brewed my very first all-grain brew using my newly constructed 3 vessel electric HERMS system.
It is an aggressively hopped APA, intended to be a 10 gal batch, I ended up with about 7 gal after a few pump hiccups. I finished with a 1.050 OG (1.060 target).
I pitched at 65 degrees with a single smackpack of Wyeast American Ale II at midnight. The next day around noon I had about 1/2 to 1 inch of kraussen, and sedimentation.
I have already established that I should have used more than one package of yeast but my LHBS wasnt open at midnight and obviously, I was in no shape to drive after 6 hours of brewing
by sunday afternoon I had signs of good active fermentation with about 3-4 inches of kraussen. I have had some temperature issues with my fermentation chamber (which i will save for a different post).
Today I still have active fermentation, but i am still worried, so I took a sample and checked the gravity. Its at 1.023. seems like really good attenuation for day 3.
should I be worried?
Should I add more yeast?
I still plan on dry hopping....
should I move to a secondary and when?