Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Mold on outside of carboy
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
petry121
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 26
Default Mold on outside of carboy

I am lagering a Baltic porter right now and it has been at 60degrees (chest freezer with a temp regulator) for 3 weeks now. I have two carboys; a plastic fermentation vessel and a glass one. The plastic one has some mold spores starting to grow.

My gravity isn't where I want it yet, so my question is; is this normal? And should I be concerned that this could possibly contaminate the batch?

__________________
petry121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
Double_D
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Double_D's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,359
Liked 38 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 78

Default

If you post a picture it would be worth a thousand words. But it's probably just a little yeast hanging around.

__________________
Double_D is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Totally normal. I wouldn't worry unless you have big islands of mold growing on the surface of the beer, and even then you still might be ok. A little mold on the outside of a carboy or in the neck isn't much of a concern.

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
porcupine73
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fort Meade
Posts: 811
Liked 47 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 513

Default

I have that problem with my sauerkraut batches all the time, mold starts growing on the outside of the crocks where it is damp from condensation in the 'keezer'. I usually carefully wipe it off with a piece of paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

__________________
porcupine73 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
GarageDweller
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 552
Liked 96 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 269

Default

as long as its all sealed up the mold should not get inside. this happens to me when i don't change lids after a blow off. doh!

__________________

SMALL AXE BREWING
"If you are a big tree, we are a small axe, ready to cut you down."-Bob Marley

GarageDweller is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
Bierliebhaber
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 444
Liked 83 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

Better out than in, eh?

__________________
Bierliebhaber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS