I started brewing way too late last night and I just couldn't get the batch cooled down enough to pitch the yeast. I've sanitized everything and the wort is in a carboy with an airlock on it to keep it as clean as possible, but has this damaged the brew? I seem to remember reading an article from Palmer in BYO about Australian Pale Ales where they normally put it in an airtight vessel overnight and pitch the next day. Does that apply to any beer? I know it's not ideal, but I wasn't able to do a water bath or work on it. This morning the daughter is getting her first teeth and she required much maintenance, so I wasn't able to pitch this morning and the temp looked like it was still over 80. I am finding that being a new father and new hombrewer is quite a challenging combination.
Not sure if it matters, but I do have a 2 qt. starter waiting for it.