Okay so I brewed my first batch tonight, with a simple IPA kit with just the syrupy type extracts from a can. I sanitized the fermenter tub, boiled the extract stuff, etc etc. I then poured the boiled extract into the fermenter tub with cold water in it, added the yeast, and covered it with the lid. THEN, I put the carboy (the valve type contraption that allows CO2 to leave the tub, without letting oxygen get in) ontop of the lid (at the designated hole in the lid). HOWEVER, I pushed it in a little too far, and the tip of the carboy thing fell into the beer.
Now, the carboy thing is a little loosey goosey on the lid of the fermenter. I tried to fix it by adding tape to the sides to help stabilize it.
Being that it's my first batch, I'm not expecting much from it. Obviously there is know way of knowing how it is going to turn out until it is bottled and everything in 4 weeks. Is there any tips for the future, or even for what I should be doing for the next 2 weeks, prior to bottling? Then what to do after bottling?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.