So, did my first all grain brew over the weekend, 3 gal, BIAB. I've helped a few friends with some extract brews, and decided I'd just go "all in" and give BIAB a try. Overall, process went fairly well, although I do have a fermentation question.
I had a carboy soaking in a bleach solution for a few days to get some excess gunk off. It wasn't all that much so I figured I'd be good come brew day. Long story short, it wasn't. I had the day off, my wife was working so I wouldn't be in anyone's way, so I decided to march onward. The guy at the local supply shop suggested a bucket, with no airlock, and told me to just leave it in there until bottling. That doesn't sound quite right to me. To further complicate things, my graduated cylinder was too small to get a gravity reading with my hydrometer.
So, here are my questions.
(1) Is it actually OK to leave my beer in a vessel with no airlock in place?
(2)For simplicity's sake I wasn't planning on using a secondary fermenter. If I need to move the beer to something with an airlock, when should I do this? Keeping in mind, I wasn't able to measure the gravity before hand. Do I follow my ears? I can hear some action in there, so I transfer when it stops?
(3) Did you try to brew rose beer? I offer delivery flowers Kazakhstan
and sometimes a few flowers remain and i think to prepair beer with flowers.
Thanks for helping out a newbie! It only gets better from here.