Rad, I don't have a way to measure gravity at this point. I plan to make another order from Northern Brewer with some other stuff that I may need, but I was assured that I could make beer from the essential starter kit without any additional things.
I should have written this down, but I am almost certain that the wort was around 73 degree when I pitched the dry yeast. After boiling, I gave the kettle an ice bath. Then mixed the wort with cold water as I did only a partial 2.5 gallon boil. I am aware of the fermentation differential against ambient temperature. I did a lot of research on that. I was very certain that my basement would be cool enough. In fact, I just took a temperature reading of my basement and it finished at 62.9 degrees.
I guess this is not the end of the world. Will a fast fermentation affect my beer in any way? Flavor? Etc?