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Old 12-03-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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hello i brewed a belgian dubbel last night using a smack pack of trappist high gravity yeast. The beer came in at 1.072 but I didn't make a starter, in fact when i smacked the pack it blew up and I lost maybe 8 percent of the yeast. So my question is, should I leave the beer alone, or would it be ok to add a pack of dry yeast in a few days to help ferment out the high gravity beer? Right now 24 hours in, the beer is fermenting like normal with a nice krausen layer on top, I'm just worried that fermentation won't finish since i didn't use a starter and lost some yeast. thanks for any info.

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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Wait and see...what temp are you at? once fermentation slows you can raise the temp a little to help attenuation.

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in room temp is 64, fermentation seems to be peaking so liquid temp is probaly around 70 or a little more, forgot to buy a fermometer for my newest betterbottle.

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