[quote=“ickyfoot”]Hrm…won’t it carry the risk of infection, especially since it’s been opened? On top of that, when I weighed it out, I poured a little too much and had to pour some back. lol. I suppose soon I’ll stop being quite so anal .
Also, active ferm is more or less done now, but there’s a !!!HUGE!!! foamy white yeast cake on top (is that what is meant by true top-cropping?). Can I assume the yeast will have no trouble devouring the candi syrup sugars with little to no help (e.g., swirling/stirring up the yeast)?[/quote]
Don’t worry about infection. Like honey, no cooties grow. Those yeasties will feast on the candi. Think about it like if you were reusing the yeast cake immediately for another beer. Plenty of live yeast remaining.
Based on what Denny replied above to my question, it will probably add additional flavor…maybe a few tenth’s-of-a-percent to the final ABV.