I brewed my first beer last night and it was a black IPA kit, I hydrated the yeast about an hour before I pitched it. I left the beer in my 8 gal bucket and I planned on doing so for another five days until I switched it into the glass carboy for another couple weeks. Will I have any issues because I pitched the yeast so long after I hydrated it?
I wouldn't think that would cause an issue. That's not much time in the primary. Even when I have a need to use a secondary, which is not often, I like to leave it in the primary for at minimum 2 - 3 weeks.