I'm brewing my first batch and I think I've just about made every mistake possible. I boiled the wort with the lid on my pot (wife was complaining about the smell), I poured the entire pot into the fermenter, I got into too big of a hurry and hydrated my yeast 30 min before i needed it, and finally I let my fermenter sit on the floor in my living room at 73 degrees which I now know is too warm and didnt cover it (do i need to with a bucket?).
I transferred to a secondary on friday as the beer had reached its final gravity, my question is should I and how do I cold crash my beer? The beer is still very cloudy, but I will be bottling so will the bottles still carbonate if I cold crash?
I am brewing midwest's autumn amber ale withthe munton's dry yeast if it matters. Thanks for any help!