I started my first batch of beer on Sunday, the Caribou Slobber extract kit. Everything went well in brewing, my original gravity was exactly what it was supposed to be. So I added the yeast (dry yeast, that I mixed with warm water earlier) and sealed it up.
That night the airlock was bubbling steadily, so I didn’t think I had anything to worry about. But the next day, the airlock had stopped bubbling, I opened the fermenter a little to see inside. There wasn’t a cap of foam on the beer, but there was residue up the sides of the bucket, like it had a exploded (there was a little junk in the airlock too, but not enough to block it).
So I’m wondering, is this common? Is my yeast still working?