I have a couple of concerns about the yeast starter I made up this evening (its my first one...)
First, I think I may have pitched a bit too hot. My little thermometer was saying ~85 when I pitched. Am I screwed?
Second, I had intended on covering my growler filled with wort/yeast with a sanitized aluminum foil cap. After I had the boil rolling I realized that we were all out of foil, so I got an airlock ready to use and stoppered it in when the time came. About an hour later, roommate comes home from the store and happens to have more foil. For some reason I felt it was necessary to remove the airlock and go with the original plan. Was it stupid of me to open the growler back up?
And finally, I am planning on brewing tomorrow afternoon. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be pitching the starter a little under 24 hours after starting it. Is the starter too young to use? I know it may not be 'finished', but does that make it bad to add to a larger wort? If not, should I decant the other fluid off or just pour it all in?
Thanks in advance