So I made my first ever homebrew ale yesterday, transferred it to my fermentation bin and pitched the yeast.
After 24 hours at the recommended temperature there is a nice thick layer of krausen on top and if I listen carefully I can here very, very quiet bubbling within the container, but the airlock is barely bubbling at all. Tiny bubbles sit in the airlock but don't move.
Do I need to pitch more yeast or is this normal behaviour?
Anymore info required please ask.
On a side note, I have scoured the internet and read two books, but nowhere can I find if I should have removed hops prior to fermentation, so I left them in, is this okay/normal?
Thanks in advance