First time brewer here. I'm concerned my batch is not progressing as it should. Here's a quick run down of what I've done...
I put my batch (which had a SG of 1.044) in the primary fermenter on Saturday and stored it in a dark room at about 68 degrees. On Sunday the ailock was producing consistent, rapid bubbles. On Monday the bubbles stopped. On Tuesday there was still no activity so I popped the lid to take another gravity reading. There was no foam on top and it looked like there was a ring of trub on the sides of the bucket, just above the liquid. (I'm assuming it got there from foaming at some point right?) I took the gravity reading and it came out 1.006. Based on my directions the ABV% should be 4.98.
I have two primary concerns: 1. Why did the bubbling stop so soon? 2. Why wasn't there any foam?
Its now Wednesday (end of day 4 in fermentation), and I plan on doing a secondary fermentation. Should I get the batch in the secondary now?
Any solutions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!