So there I was, my fourth brew last night, a kit from Midwest "Bourbon Black Ale" which I could not leave alone. I added another pound of DME to the already 10 pounds of LME and two pounds of steeping grains. When all was ready for the yeast, I took a reading and found my OG was up at 1.080. The kit came with one vial of WLP002 which was really close to the expry date of July 10. I got scared that the one vial could not eat through so much sugar so I added a dry packet of Coopers which is all I had on hand. Fermentation started within 12 hours and from a bubbly standpoint it is chugging away.
Will this adversely affect the ale? If so, is there anything I can do about it?
Six weeks since taking this up, fun as hell, and this forum has been a godsend. I Know from previous "crises" that I should just relax and let it do its thing, but if I can do a correction on this I would like to. This particular one will be racked off to a carboy and sit with Wild Turkey soaked burned oak cubes for six months!
Thanks in advance for your most awesome support ...