Made a Belgium Golden Strong (Duvel clone more or less from JZ's book) on August 17th.
Didn't use a secondary.
Used a big starter but it still chugged along with airlock activity for almost 4 weeks.
Finally stopped and the SG is down to the target of 1.008.
But it's still cloudy.
I'm going to bottle this one. My concern is this. JZ says (like he does on all his beers) wait till it's finished fermmenting and "dropped clear". Well I think it's finished fermenting but has not "dropped clear".
I'm concerned with the yeast for bottle conditioning. It's already worked it's way from 1.071 to 1.008. The it's supposed to be carbonated to 4 volumes. 280g
of Corn sugar.
Should I bottle now and it will clear in the bottle?
Should I wait another week for it to clarify? Will there be enough yeast to carbonate to 4 volumes?
Oh ya it was Wyeast 1388