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vanillabean 02-27-2013 03:15 PM

Strange foam on my raspberry wine
 
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I started this wine on feb 13. OG 1.102. Pitched with 71b 1122. Racked on 2/23 and removed fruit. SG 1.032 and low activity. Topped up with rasp/apple juice blend. It has been going nuts ever since and accumulating this strange foam on top that kind of sticks to the carboy. I stired it last night and it went away. This morning it is back and still going nuts. This is the first time I have used 71b. Is this normal?

Inner10 02-27-2013 03:28 PM

Just looks like pulp to me, once fermentation stops and the co2 degasses it will sink to the bottom.

...that is unless you got an infection and it's a vinegar mother lol.

vanillabean 02-27-2013 04:22 PM

When I sampled it it doesn't taste like vinegar. It tastes quite good

saramc 02-27-2013 08:00 PM

Agree with Inner10...the pulp has had the majority of the color sucked out of it. My raspberries are white by the time I remove them.

Jeremy_84 02-27-2013 08:09 PM

I had that on my raspberry wine. It freaked me out when I saw it too. Just give it a little time it will sink or you can filter it off. Either way mine came out awesome hope you enjoy it I did mine. Only have one bottle left saving it for a special occasion I had to hide it from my wife lol.

vanillabean 02-27-2013 10:00 PM

It's not fruit. I had the fruit in a nylon bag and have removed it. It's definitely some kind of foam. Just hope it's friendly foam. Lol

Inner10 02-27-2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by vanillabean (Post 4952253)
It's not fruit. I had the fruit in a nylon bag and have removed it. It's definitely some kind of foam. Just hope it's friendly foam. Lol

Foaming is normal for some wines. Can you be a little more specific about whatcha got in there?

winenewb172 02-28-2013 01:17 AM

I have a grape jam wine that is doing the same thing but it tastes/smells amazing

Sammyk 02-28-2013 01:59 AM

As the gravity drops the foaming will stop. I have 2 batches that are foaming right now too. No big deal because I am used to seeing the foaming.

vanillabean 03-02-2013 03:29 PM

Well it sounds like its harmless. I'll report back.


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