My first Brew. Main issue is that it's still bubbling 1 bubble every 30 seconds through my 3-piece airlock after 10.5 days. Some funky looking bubbles or foam on top. I'm wondering if this is normal since I'm not experienced. My intention is to just leave this in the primary for a total of 3-5 weeks, then transfer it to a bottling bucket for priming and bottling. Then bottle condition for 2-4 weeks before drinking.
All info is below including photos. I want to refrain from taking another gravity reading until week 2 or 3 or at least when the bubbling stops to minimize contamination risks.
Beer Type: Honey Brown Ale
3 lb. Light DME (Added at the beginning of the Boil - Turned burner off while stirring it in)
2 lb. Wildflower Honey (added at the last 15 minutes of the boil)
SPECIALTY GRAINS (Steeped at 160°F for 20 minutes)
4 oz. Chocolate Barley
4 oz. Honey
4 oz. Munich Light
4 oz. Carapils
2 packs 1 oz. UK Fuggle (First pack boiled for 60 minutes and the second round for 25 minutes)
1 Sachet Safale S-04 (Pitched dry and directly on top of the wort @72°F, then the whole setup was moved to the garage and maintained at 62°F)
Super Irish Moss HB (5oz of boiled, then cooled water, then added 1/4 tsp to it and shook for 5 minutes. Then added to wort in the final 15 minutes of the boil)
North Mountain Supply Yeast Nutrient. Added 5 tsp to wort at 72°F and before pitching the yeast.
Wort cooled in an ice bath after boiling. Got to 72°F in about 25-30 minutes.
Wort OG @ 72°F = 1.050
6 Gallon glass carboy
3-piece airlock with #6.5 stopper
Thermowell for constant temp monitoring
Inkbird 2 stage controller
Fermenting in the garage in South Carolina. Outside weather temps have been between 28°F to 65°F for the past 10.5 days, but my heater and controller have maintained the fermentation nicely at 61°F-62°F the entire time. No need for cooling since it's not summer.
Notes: The yeast took a little while before it started to bubble the airlock. ~36 hours.
Photos taken today are below. It's been 10.5 days since the yeast was pitched.