Thanks for that advise. Now I have another question. I was having trouble maintaining fermentation temperatures. The weather here is getting colder and I read that the yeast I am using (White LabsWLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast) likes the temp a little on the warm side, between 68-78. @ 68 I had little action taking place so I decided to set up a portable heater and enclose my carboy to bring up the ambiant temp, it worked well for two days, cycling the heater on and off.
Last night I went to sleep and forgot to turn the heater off. This morning I had absolutly no activity and the wort was warm to the touch of the carboy, probably 90 or so. Did I kill my beer??? Can I pitch more yeast to fix it??? Any advise would be appreciated.
I need to work on a fermentation chamber with temp control very soon!!! Weather in Jersey changes too often to not have it.