Originally Posted by sevandy
Thanks. I checked this morning and its sitting at about 72 degrees right now in the basement. We will see soon enough!
Ideally, you'd pitch the yeast now that it's cooler. I pitch my yeast at 60-65 for ales, if at all possible.
Not much you can do now, but pitching at 80 degrees is a bad idea. Much of the yeast reproduction and ester profile is produced in the first 24 hours, at that can have an impact on yeast health and flavor in the final beer.