I just finished bottling my second batch of (hopefully) beer, and am now taking time to enjoy a bottle of my first batch.
The first batch was an Irish Red Ale (extract kit and partial boil). It is a little cloudy, but the taste is actually better than I thought it would be. It fermented a little hot and fast, around 70 -72 F, because I didn't have proper temp control, but that is taken care of now.
When I racked my second batch, an Oatmeal Stout, from the fermenting bucket to the bottling bucket, I had about a half gallon of gunk left in the fermenting bucket. I didn't have near that much stuff left on the first batch, should I be worried? I tasted the beer and it didn't taste funky or anything other than flat and a bit watery.
At least the first batch is drinkable!