Brand new brewer here (only one batch in, so forgive the nub verbage)
I brewed a batch of the Deadringer Ale 4 days ago and was concerned after 2 days of seeing no bubbles come out the airlock. Well…yesterday, I noticed that it lost it’s amber color and clear consistency and now looks like 5 gallons of chocolate milk. Before, it had the perfect dark red color and smell of centennial hops.
I had a few too many while I was making this batch, so it’s tough to think back, but I think I may have forgotten to add the yeast. Please save the ridicule; the loss of $50 and potential beer is enough for me. I’ll chalk this one up to a learning moment, but I do have 2 questions though:
As I can’t thoroughly remember, does this outcome match my best guess at what the problem might be?
Am I completely Screwed?
Thanks for the help in advance.