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Old 11-03-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Has my apfelwein gone bad???

My batch of apfelwein is approximately 6 months old. Just over the past week a white "film" has developed over my brew. Has it gone bad or is this normal???


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Old 11-03-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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Whoa- you have a TON of headspace. Here's some of my carboys:

I'm guessing that all of that headspace had air that allowed an infection to take hold. I can't tell from the picture if it's mold or something else.

I'd rack out of there right now, from below the crud, and then hit it with 1 campden tablet per gallon (dissolved in a tiny amount of boiling water) and make sure I had NO headspace.

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