Last night I pitched my yeast before I should have, the temperature was much higher than usual. I've never done this before, I'm usually really patient, but I was rushed by SWMBO.
I cooled my wart by an open window for about a half hour and then I poured it in with 2 almost frozen gallons of bottled drinking water. There wasn't really any steam coming from the wort and so I moved it to a colder place in my apartment and then I pitched. I haven't seen any action and its been about 15 hours. In fact, I think it was still hot and it created a vaccuum, sucking some of the water from the airlock into the fermenter. I know that yeast dies at 140 F and I think my wort was below that so I'm thinking it might be ok.
My question is this, is the reason there is no action the fact that the wort was super hot and the yeast couldn't reproduce as easily in it? Or, is my yeast dead and I have to repitch in a couple days?
Also, worst case scenario, do you think that my wort is contaminated from all of the moving around I did?