Originally Posted by david_42
No, it might lower the gravity a bit, but it won't ferment complex malts.
Thats what the guy at the LHBS said today when I was in getting ingredients for my next brew. It was the same guys who suggested using yeast energizer to re-start my stuck fermentation. Surprisingly enough, I came home from work today to find a very slowly fermenting IIPA! I guess the increased temperature (21*C), a quick stir and the suggested dosage of yeast energizer must have done the trick. Either that or the increase in temperature is causing the liquid and the gases inside the carboy to expand... I'll know by later tonight when the temperature drops down to nightly room temp (18*C).
I think that just to satisfy my curiosity I'll transfer a little bit of the finished product into another vessel and add a bit of EC-1118 to it when I decided to start another batch of Apfelwein.