Hey thanks for the quick and intelligent responses guys! Everything that you said makes sense, especially the part about the trub. I pretty much agree that my boiler is not an ideal fermentation chamber, but am glad that my first batch will not be wasted.
Firstly, thank you for letting me ask this question.
This is my first brew. It is 5 gallons of an extract brew with 2oz of hops boiled for 45min. I was planning on fermenting in a plastic bucket, but when I transfered the cooled wort it started slowly leaking out of the bottom of the...