New brewer here, just did my first brew last night. It was a kit in a can - just a big can of syrup and a small packet of yeast.
I followed all the instructions to a 'T', but once I combined everything in the fermenter, it was taking extremely long to come down to the 18-21 degrees that it recommended. It sat outside for probably 3 hours, and was still at 24 or so at 1:30am. Needless to say, I had to go to bed. I added the yeast at that point, and my question is: Did I just ruin the whole process? I know yeast is pretty sensitive, but I didn't have any other choice besides to add the yeast to the 24 degree mixture.
Should I wait and see how things proceed over the next few days? Or should I just toss the batch and start again, making sure to properly cool the mix before adding the yeast?
Thanks in Advance