Originally Posted by jononation
Ya, that's what I'm using so the contaminants wouldn't be a problem.
So although the yeast won't get to the middle of the dry malt clumps, everything else should be fine?
Not necessarily. The additions made after the boil were not sterile.
The clumps in the DME should dissolve eventually.
You said you took a gravity reading then made the additions. That gravity reading should have been WAY off!
Bubbles in the airlock or lack thereof don't mean much. It only means that there is more gas than the vessel can hold. The airlock is there only as a one way valve to keep contaminates out of the beer.
The only way to know how the fermentation is doing is gravity readings.
You should end up with a drinkable beer but it certainly will not be what the kit intended.