I'm new to this homebrewing, made a mistake and wondering the consequences of my actions.
I have just completed the first week of fermentation and now have moved over to a plastic keg supplied with my kit. I noticed when I returned from work a leaking seal and wondered if the pressure in the barrel was to high and if my brass air value was malfunctioning. So I released the gas from the keg. I now know this was a big mistake. I've resealed the valve and shook the keg to build pressure up again.
I'm just wondering if this destroyed this batch of ale?
It was sitting in the keg (second stage fermentation for no more than 24 hours).
I apologize if i've failed to give enough detail and will correct it on demand.