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Old 08-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default mold!? or something else?

Please see the picture below. This white looking substance is apparently growing on the hops and peaches that are floating on the top of my beer inside my primary.

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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It looks a little too white to be mold but it is on top of the fruit and hops which is where it would be growing.



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Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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is it fuzzy hairy? if so, you got mold!

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it does not look fuzzy/hairy. it has a more wet/slimey look to it. i know that doesnt sounds any better but it certainly didnt look fuzzy or hairy. when i took this pic, it had been in the fermentation bucket a week. i popped the lid off to have a tase. it tasted fine as best as i could tell. it certainly didnt taste sour or anything like that. this is a Bells Oberon clone and its my first all grain attempt.

i think i am going to transfer it to a secondary this weekend and let it sit another week before i bottle in hops to let it clean up a bit. i assume i will just siphon the beer from under those hops and peaches and into my secondary. IF it is mold, then what? pour it all out? ughhh....

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Looks like a big glob of belly button lint to me. If it tastes like beer and not someone's stank belly button, you should be good to go

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Looks like a big glob of belly button lint to me. If it tastes like beer and not someone's stank belly button, you should be good to go
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If it smells like toe jam or the aforementioned belly button lint, that's bad. If not, then drink up.

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I guess an easy way to tell would be take some fresh bread and put some of the white stuff on the bread and seal it in a container...if it starts growing mold on it then it prob is

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than to me it's prolly dried yeast. thats what happend with my dandelion.. sum hung out on top after the krausen fell and dried..



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its mold. the same white mold you get in wine with a floating fruit cap. you just have a hop cap.



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