I am fairly new to brewing and made the jump from beer kits to part grain (this is my first part grain and 5th brew in total). I left my amber larger brew in the fermenter for 4 weeks but there was a very thick layer of sediment at the bottom of my fermenter (about 2 inch) probably due to the hops I added without a bag. Anyway, I could not bottle because the sediment was over the tap, so in my ignorance I thought that maybe there had been a problem with the yeast so I took the lid off the fermenter and gave it a good stir and left for another week, with no difference. I ended up getting a second fermenter and bulk priming into this then into the bottles. The brew looked ok and smelt ok, but I have been doing further reading and am concerned that I may have ruined the batch. Can anyone let me know if I have ruined the brew (will it be flat? will the bottles explode?).
I have another brew going at the moment so need to learn from my mistakes