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superman1451 01-10-2013 11:05 PM

What's this white stuff?
 
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I made this peach and raisin wine awhile back and reracked it recently. The wine itself is pretty clear but this white stuff appeared on top. I tasted the wine before racking and it tasted fine just a little yeasts. I was just wondering what it is and is it normal.

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seabass07 01-10-2013 11:07 PM

Semen?

oldstyle69 01-10-2013 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by seabass07 (Post 4771722)
Semen?

that was the first place my mind took me when i read the title. haha.

Bluespark 01-11-2013 12:00 AM

Infection? Maybe lactobacillus ?

novalou 01-11-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by superman1451
I made this peach and raisin wine awhile back and reracked it recently. The wine itself is pretty clear but this white stuff appeared on top. I tasted the wine before racking and it tasted fine just a little yeasts. I was just wondering what it is and is it normal.

After fermentation and multiple rackings, you need to keep the carboy full. Not sure if its foam, but dose with k meta and top up.

superman1451 01-11-2013 12:12 AM

Real mature guys. Then again i prolly set myself up for that.

But if its an infection I should smell/taste something funny right?

And yeah I know about keeping the carboy full, I didnt realize how much I would loose would I racked it off all the peach pulp. I was hoping I could get away for a week or two before I bottled it.

novalou 01-11-2013 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by superman1451
Real mature guys. Then again i prolly set myself up for that.

But if its an infection I should smell/taste something funny right?

And yeah I know about keeping the carboy full, I didnt realize how much I would loose would I racked it off all the peach pulp. I was hoping I could get away for a week or two before I bottled it.

I've had head room for a week or so before, not sure if molding can occur that quickly, unless you didn't have any sulfites added to it.

Taste it. If it is ok, strain off whatever it is floating on top.

Sammyk 01-11-2013 12:27 AM

I can't tell for sure from the photo but I had something maybe similar in the carboy. I fished one out of the carboy and tasted it and it was a piece of peach. Not sure how that happened because my peaches were in a strainer bag.

More constructive than the other posts.

WVMJ 01-11-2013 12:28 AM

No topping up? No sulfites? Peach Vinegar, you will taste it soon. Unless you didnt look at the bottome of your carboy and some old cleaning chemicals were down there, but looks like its along the way to be a nice tasty vinegar. WVMJ

superman1451 01-11-2013 12:39 AM

Its not pieces of peach. Its a thin white layer at the top that when you disturb it it breaks up but doesnt seem to settle down to the bottom. I wasnt sure if the peaches could cause this?

What would you reccomend topping it off with? Water? I could do that and have watered down wine or vinegar.

I did add a dose of potassium metabisulfate so hopefully that helps.


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