Hello, so I'm a first time brewer my wife got me one of the Northern Brewer starter kit with the block party amber ale recipe. I brewed a 5 gallon batch using this recipe on 18 Jan 2020, the next day around noon I check on it and I could see a nice thick layer of yeast through the bucket and the air lock was very active.
Today 20 Jan I checked on it and everything has stopped. it looks like the yeast has settled on the bottom and the air lock has stopped. The bucket still has a lot of pressure if I even lightly touch the lid or move the bucket the air lock bubbles like crazy and I think I have caught the odd bubble or two coming up even when not touching it. I have noticed a little bit of white residue around the base of the air lock on the lid.
I made sure to follow the instructions closely, the only issue I could see is maybe I didn't cool the wort done enough before putting in the yeast. I'm keeping my bucket in a closet with an average temp between 68-72 F and the the bucket temp is currently 68.7. My bucket is not sitting directly on the ground, its actually sitting on top of another bucket and is not exposed to any light source.
what I'm wondering is if this activity is normal? or did something go wrong? and if there is anything I can do to fix this if something did go wrong?