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Old 02-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Strange foam on my raspberry wine

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?

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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When I sampled it it doesn't taste like vinegar. It tastes quite good

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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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

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:17 AM   #8
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I have a grape jam wine that is doing the same thing but it tastes/smells amazing

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:59 AM   #9
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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.

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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Well it sounds like its harmless. I'll report back.

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