Originally Posted by dasz
So I'm making a Russian imperial stout and the initial fermentation went nuts. When I moved to secondary the other day, there was almost no yeast submerged and the specific gravity was a little high (1.026 instead of 1.018ish). Should I add some yeast to the secondary? It's still going to be ~7% but I don't want the taste to be off/too sweet. I'm going to age it for a while but just curious about adding some yeast now a couple weeks in. TIA.
Did you verify a stable FG? If the FG was high then you should not have moved the beer and tried to figure this out then
while it may still drop it may not.
Was this AG or extract? What yeast? What temp? Did you mash and if so what temp? Lots of unknowns, while yes, you can repitch you will need to repitch with an active starter since you can no longer aerate and there is a fair amount of alcohol present.