Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Cider Forum (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/)
-   -   Does this look infected or is this normal? (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/does-look-infected-normal-378932/)

goodsuds 01-06-2013 12:50 AM

Does this look infected or is this normal?
 
2 Attachment(s)

OK, before I get flamed for starting another infection thread, let me just clarify that I've never brewed a cider before, so I'm not sure what to expect it to look like. This kind of looks like the spiderweb pattern I've seen with lactobacillus. I know the bubbles are just CO2. This is EdWort's Apfelwein using Montrachet yeast. It has been in primary for just over 6 weeks and had a strong fermentation for the first 10 days. After the airlock slowed down after week 3 I left it to sit on the basement floor at ambient and the thermometer on the carboy says 61*F.

The pictures suck but it was the best I could do without using the flash and getting a glare. If it looks normal, I won't sweat it, but if it looks infected I'll rack from underneath the surface.


goodsuds 01-06-2013 12:50 AM

Does this look infected or is this normal?
 
2 Attachment(s)

OK, before I get flamed for starting another infection thread, let me just clarify that I've never brewed a cider before, so I'm not sure what to expect it to look like. This kind of looks like the spiderweb pattern I've seen with lactobacillus. I know the bubbles are just CO2. This is EdWort's Apfelwein using Montrachet yeast. It has been in primary for just over 6 weeks and had a strong fermentation for the first 10 days. After the airlock slowed down after week 3 I left it to sit on the basement floor at ambient and the thermometer on the carboy says 61*F.

The pictures suck but it was the best I could do without using the flash and getting a glare. If it looks normal, I won't sweat it, but if it looks infected I'll rack from underneath the surface.



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:49 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.