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Old 10-02-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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I have a batch of blueberry wine that I started on the 12th of Sept.

It finished fermenting on the ale pale on the 19th
I removed the bags of blueberries on the 24th
I left in the ale pale (out of lazieness)
Transferred to carboy last night and saw that there were some white spots on the top of the wine.

I don't think it is mold but I could be wrong.
The temp in my house has been around 65 and not humid.
the wine has been in the upstairs of my house.[IMG][/IMG]

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Old 10-02-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Looks like it could be mold....but it's hard to say. Whatever it is, I'm pretty sure it's fine.
You didn't put that in the new carboy did you? If you were careful, I'm sure it's fine.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I don't think it transferred to the new carboy.
It is a topped up 5 gal so I will know in a few days or weeks if I did.

Do you think it will be fine even if some got in there?
I was going to wait a few weeks and then taste.

I will say that I bought an auto siphon and used it for the first time last night.
That thing rocks and I wish I had it years ago.
- this may help in me not siphoning too much of the white stuff.

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #4
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It definitely looks like mold to me. Did you use any campden tablets, either at the beginning, or when transferring? If you didn't, I'd get some campden NOW and crush 5 tablets and dissolve them in 1/4 hot water and pour that into the carboy.

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I used 5 campden tabs in the very beginning.
I will add some tonight.
Will the campden kill the mold?

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I hope so. If it forms again, rack again from under the mold into a new sanitized carboy. Keep the wine topped up to reduce headspace. You might be ok, if you use campden again.

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