Originally Posted by BostonianBrewer
It tastes fine I just didn't know if the white blobs were an infection. No need to be a pretentious dick
I'm not being a dick, it's just that in the context of your method here, I literally do not know what you mean by "infection." It was an honest question.
Let me state this a bit more clearly. An infection is generally thought of as a large presence of an unwanted microorganism in the beer/wine/cider/whatever. You clearly intended for a lot of wild things to be in there which produce pellicles and such, so it leaves me wondering what you could mean by "infection." No one makes a lambic, looks at a pellicle, and then asks "damn, is this infected?" It would similarly be difficult to understand exactly what was being asked (presence of enterobacter or acetobacter, maybe). One man's infection is another's innoculation, as the saying goes.
In light of that, can you specify what kind of microorganism you are worried about? Maybe we can come up with telltale signs that that kind of thing is living in your cider. If it's just a general concern, I'd just recommend you judge the cider by taste, and not be worried about its appearance.