So, it seems like every first time brewer has a lot of doubts about how their fermentation is going...like me. i have a question about my potentially huge mistake. while cooling my wort, which by the way isnt easy, i forgot to cool my top off water. big problem is that i didnt realize it until after i've poured it in. I'd estimate it was at about 90 degrees and about 1.5 gallons of the 5. OG read 1.041.
So i decided to continue with aeration and pitching the yeast. since im in hawaii, i put the bucket into a water bath to maintain temperature between 65-70. the airlock started bubbling pretty quickly within 12 hours, but stopped completely within 48. is everything going ok? should i be worried about oxidation and not enough aeration?
thanks guys for any insight