I am trying to brew a stronger wheat ale, and after 9 days in primary, I seem to be stuck at 1.025. My OG was 1.070 and I pitched a smack pack of Wyeast Bavarian Wheat at about 70F. I had a very vigorous early fermentation (first time i’ve every had to use a blowoff with a bucket), and fermented at a little higher than usual temps (averaged around 72 degrees). My question is, can I kick start the fermentation at this point to knock off a few more points? I would ideally like to end up around 1.010. I’ve tried swirling the bucket to stir up the yeast a little, but I don’t want to go crazy and accidentally oxidize or taint it at this point. Here are some things I was considering:
- Boil a few ounces of water and mix in some yeast food and add that to the primary
- Buy another smack pack of the same yeast, and add it to the primary
- Both 1 and 2
Any thoughts? Is it even worth it at this point? I tasted my sample after I measured the gravity, and it was delicious, so I don’t want to ruin the batch. I just wanted to try to make a non-traditional stronger wheat ale.
Thanks in advance!