This is the first mead I have done. Is it infected? It is two weeks into fermentation. Should I let it keep going, or dump it. I tried to smell it and it burned my nose.. I'm assuming that is the co2.
I couldn't speak to infection intelligently as I have never done a mead, but i'm sure that 99.99% of the time the answer will be no, you're fine. And yes, the nose burn is the CO2.
Not an infection.
Those are called yeast rafts in my humble neck of the woods.
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The nose burn is the CO2 and alcohol vapours.
The yeast scum ? just give it a gentle stir to break them up and incorporate them. Once they've dropped any attached CO2, they should settle with the rest of the lees.....
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