Ok here is the low down…
Brewed a Bel Dark Strong Ale back on the 12th of Nov. OG was 1.090 when is went into fermenter and I pitched Wyeast #1388 that was dated the 7th of Nov. I did prepare a starter 72 hours prior to pitching. It was a 3qt starter that I cold crashed and decanted just prior to pitching.
Today being Dec 3rd I was going to keg and cold store for another three weeks. I got everything ready and before I started I took a hydro reading…it was only down to 1.033. Early fermentation was done at 65f and for the last week and a half at 70ish.
This is my first experience with a stalled fermentation (been brewing for about 10months), so needless to say I am a bit flustered.
Is this common with big beers? How would you recommend that I deal with this issue? Should I pitch another Wyeast pack or should I give it more time?