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Old 04-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
So I made a 1-gallon batch of mead using 2 pounds of honey. I had vigorous fermentation going for about a week and then this white film appeared on the inside glass of the carboy. Any idea what it is? Is it safe? Thanks for your input.

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hey Everyone,
So I made a 1-gallon batch of mead using 2 pounds of honey. I had vigorous fermentation going for about a week and then this white film appeared on the inside glass of the carboy. Any idea what it is? Is it safe? Thanks for your input.

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I don't really see a white film. I see some yeast residue (did the fermentation go all the way to the top?) and some co2 bubbles around the edge. Where do you see this film?
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i got this exact ring when i swirled the carboy after pitching yeast. Some of the cells clung to the sides and reproduced in a film which looked exactly like that. I would wait until you have acrid smells coming out of there....then worry but for now your good.

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It's nothing. Your fine.

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That infection is called yeast :P

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Ota Noes!!

you are infected with Saccharomyces cerevisiae!!!

send the carboy and it's contents to me for disposal!!


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