Ok, I've made about a dozen batches of beer before without any fermentation issues. However, I tried my first lager almost 2 weeks ago and I forgot to check after 48 hours to see if it was properly fermenting.
So after almost 2 weeks I finally check and the lid on my fermentation bucket is completely flat. Normally its bulging due to all the CO2 pressure, but this time nothing. This leads me to believe that fermentation never started. So I took a sample and the SG is at 1.038. The OG was at 1.052, so apparently SOMETHING happened, but I would have expected it to be way lower by now.
Now, I haven't started the lagering phase yet, so I'm wondering: should I purchase more yeast and re-pitch and wait another 2 weeks, or is this high SG normal for lagers and will the gravity continue to lower once I start the lagering process?