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Old 01-02-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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FB, our modern yeast dont get stunned by normal levels of KM very easily, I add KM directly to the secondary when I transfer from the primary bucket to the secondary carboy and they yeast never skip a beat and keep churning. We dont even wait sometimes after adding KM to add the yeast without any problems, I usually use starter cultures which may be why they are not shocked when introduced straight away instead of just dumping some dry yeast on top that has to rehydrate with KM around. I dont think most people know the differece between santasized and sterilized so you are right there, at least most recognize that its nice and clean either way WVMJ

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #12
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I use a medical grade alcohol to sterilize containers and equipment when messing with fruit or chocolate. I sanitize using easy clean on traditional meads. Hence the reason I chose the word sterilize.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #13
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Great thanks ... Will get on it

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #14
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update
went to slide the carboy across the floor.... "mold" disappared !!! it was all just scummy bubbles

thanks everyone for all the replies- definetly learned some new things....didnt realise you should be adding sulphites when racking to the secondary

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:34 AM   #15
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All good in the end. Unfortunately mold creates toxins that can't be filtered out or removed. It's not the visible mold that gets you

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:28 AM   #16
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Bump for floating white fleckquestion

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:41 AM   #17
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I remember as kids we were told to just scrape the mold off of the top of the jelly and eat what was below, the mold was just on top, the jelly still tasted good and never affected us. When we were kids we used to eat the jelly below the moldly top layer, everyone said it was ok and it still tasted good and never affected us. As kids we always dug down to the bottome of the jelly jar to get the stuff under the mold, it always tasted good and never hurt us at all. WVMJ

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:42 AM   #18
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I found it, garlicbee. Thanks for the lead! Your pictures could've been mine they resembled so closely! I'll jump back over to my thread now... http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/whit...ection-381938/

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