Originally Posted by kanta
I would guess my fg will finish pretty high, so will this complicate bottling? Specifically bottle carbonation, or will i even need to use another yeast to finish primary fermentation?
If a beer is done, it is done, and it doesn't really matter what the FG of the beer is. My OG 1.170 5 year aging barelywine for my 50th birthday in a couple more years finished at 1.040 and that was with two different yeasts, a ton of oxygen, and lots of nutrients.
The beer ain't going any lower. And at 17.3 % abv, it doesn't really need to. So I'm not worried about it being high, because it's finished.
That's what you need to make sure, not what the FG of something is, but if it is truly finished or not.
What you will need to consider, depending on the abv and how long you're aging it, if you will need to add fresh yeast to it at bottling time to insure carbonation.
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