So I've been working on my first batch of Irish Red Ale. It's my first time brewing and I've already learned a ton just hanging out on these forums. So, as a newb, I didn't have a hydrometer on hand to take a reading when I brewed my first batch. I'm now 11 days into the brew and the hydrometer reads 1.020. It's still in the primary (not moving it to secondary). This is my first reading, so I plan to come back in a day or two and get a second reading.
What are your thoughts? Is this thing ready to bottle? What reading should I be looking for and how much does it matter?
I appreciate your help!