I am really new to homebrewing, in fact my first batch has just been bottle. I would be very grateful if someone could tell me if my beer is totally screwed from the mistakes I made on my first batch. First of all due to circumstances outside my control I had to bottle my Brown Ale a little earlier than I should have. It was bottled about 8 days out of the primary fermenter. The bubbles where about 50 Seconds apart and the alcohol content I think was about 5%. The beer tasted like pretty flat New Castle. In any case I poured the Beer into the bottle bucket, and yes I poured it (whoops). It has been bottles and It looks like all the yeast has settled to the bottom of the bottles and there does not seem to be any activity. Is this normal? Did I completely screw this batch up? If using a single stage fermenter when should one bottle? Thanks Guys!