Hello all!! I just started brewing this week and am hoping to be doing it properly. I got a kit as a present from some friends and just brewed my first batch of American Amber Ale. I'm using a beginner's kit from "Brewer's Best" and their recipie kit/ingredients etc. I finished everything and put it in the fermenting bucket Sunday night. By Monday morning it was bubbling a little. Now today no bubbles at all. I have been searching about this and mostly found that 1. it's not a big deal if not bubbling, 2. I should get a measurement with the hydrometer(which I'm not sure about) will opening the bucket to measure do any damage to the "beer" that is in the bucket? The recipie states to let it sit for 4-6 days....is this the right amount of time?
I know being new I'll have a lot more questions. Thank you all in advance!