Thanks for the info on mixing in the fruit like that; makes sense to keep it mixed in to avoid mold, I had used the 'set it and forget it' method. I pulled the top off to get a better view and feel silly now... I did pull out some of the 'questionable' things and realized that it was just some of the raisins that I had put in. Here are some of the pics to show what I saw, it looks much better once I had a clear view of the top. Oh well, like you said, live and learn, hopefully I still have a good brew going and didn't mess it up.