Hey all! It being just after Christmas, this is another new brewer post! I'd been tempted and intrigued for a while with many videos watched and articles read. Christmas came and I decided to treat myself! Boxing Day (Dec 26) saw me use my first 'kit' which was a pilsner type effort.
I'd done a lot of reading into it all so the instructions left me with a slight eye brow raise. But still, I went with them exactly! Although I'm now going to do things when it comes to the end of fermentation slightly differently!
So far I am 3 days in and it's been left alone to do its thing:
There a line that wasn't there yesterday which I take to be the foam you'd expect! The only concern I have is that there hasn't been any activity in the airlock at all! I've done a few discrete checks to make sure it isn't blocked. I'm just telling myself to be patient!
The instructions reckon it's ready to be put in a barrel/keg within 5 days of it being set up with another two days at room temperature prior to going into a cooler environment for several weeks. Does that sound about right? I think what I will do is take a hydrometer reading at 5 days and see where I stand!
Looking forward to it anyway and I will keep this thread updated with my progress. Already scouring for new recipes and such but got to walk before I can run!