Hey guys! Im the FNG. I brewed my first batch 48 hours ago. It was a NB Mild Ale extract kit. At 24hrs the beer looked exactly like what i think it is suppose to. The bubble lock was bubbling about every 3 seconds, the fermenter had a nice krausen on it. I could see activity in the carboy and the beer looked clear. At 48 hours the nice white krausen collapsed and the beer is really cloudy and “chocolate like” in appearance. The bubble lock has slowed to about every 3-5 min. Is this normal and ok?
The kit says to maintain a temp of 62-72. I have maintained it around 64-68.
Here are 24 hr pic and 48 hr pic. The pic with the nice white krausen is the 24 pic.