This is my first adventure in brewing, so I figured something would go awry. I bought the ingredients for an ESB, making my own mash, but still using LME and DME. Everything seemed to be going to fine. I was making sure everything was sanitized, I boiled for an hour, then let it cool down for the next 40 minutes. Once at 70 degrees, I pitched a vial of White Labs liquid English ale yeast and let it sit.
I wait about 36 hours and I don't see any activity, so I pop the lid open to check and I see krausen. The tip of my airlock is in it, which would explain the lack of bubbling. As I try to readjust the airlock, the rubber piece that holds it in place popped out, leaving my airlock really sitting in the krausen (I had resanitized it before putting it back in). It's sitting on the hole comfortably though, looking like nothing could really get in, but it wasn't airlocked so it could still breathe.
Over the next few days, I do further research (nothing in particular, just reading different forums and web pages) and read a lot about how liquid yeast isn't that great, especially if only using one vial like I did. So being super ambitious and wanting the best beer (and not consulting anyone before hand), I buy some Safale s-04 dry ale yeast. I also bought yeast nutrient as well. I put the nutrient in the container I'm rehydrating the yeast in, give it 15 minutes, and I have my rehyrdrated yeast. In the mean time though, I did sample a small glass of my beer, which tasted pretty good, although flat. As the rehydration was going on, I began aerating my wort for about 5 minutes. I then pitched it, then aerated for about another minute. I resealed and put the airlock back in place (I also bought the rubber piece so it could properly fit in place).
Here I am 36 hours later again, curious about my beer. I checked when I woke up this morning and there is no activity in the bubbler, so I cracked the lid and there is no krausen either. So, I just wanna know if my over-ambition screwed me over, or if the beer is fine and the original batch of yeast used all the nutrients leaving nothing behind for the new ones. I'm hoping it's the latter, but I just wanted some insight from folks who know how to brew. Thanks in advance for any help you guys offer.
To put the time into perspective, I brewed last Tuesday, 1/27, I saw the krausen on the evening of Friday, 1/29, and I repitched on Monday, 2/2. Also, I don't have a hydrometer so I can't give a gravity reading. I now know it's important, and will be my next purchase.