First time brewer here.
I got a Brooklyn Brew Shop kit for a NE IPA on my birthday and followed all the instructions, I thought, well. I pitched the yeast sometime in the afternoon this Sunday and next morning there was nice foam and activity in the beer, much to my delight. The instructions said the heaviest fermentation should last 2-3 days so I planned to switch the blow-off tube for the airlock on Wednesday.
However by Monday afternoon, the foam subsided and a deposit formed. This picture shows how the fermenter looks like since Monday yesterday.
I did a bit of reading around and while most comments tend to be positive that the beer should be fine, I am worried that there is a sediment formed after only 24 hours. Most posts suggest checking the gravity but since it's a beginners kit it didn't come with a hydrometer.
Basically, I have 2 questions about this:
- Does the fact the sediment formed mean the yeast is kaput?
- If not, what will the impact be on the final product?