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Old 09-13-2007, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default White stuff on the top of my cider.

Hello All, first time poster.

I'm on my second batch of cider, and ran into this. My gallon is in secondary, and the other day I noticed a kind of oiley looking stuff on the top. I opened it to smell, which turned out to be ok, but when I put the jug back, this white stuff kinduv congregated on the sides. It looks like it came from the oil. I have never seen an infection before and was wondering if this is the beginnings of one. I used White Labs liquid cider yeast, pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient, and fresh pressed cider. And a campden (Sp?) tablet at the beginning. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-13-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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Do you have any pics of this strange white goo?

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Old 09-21-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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maybe you got a little too excited while brewing

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If that's the case, his cider's flavor might have a little "wang" to it. hehe

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If that's the case, his cider's flavor might have a little "wang" to it. hehe
Thanks, you've just given me a reason to fear anyone with *SECRET* ingredients.
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Not to encourage any further tomfoolery in this thread but...

This puts a whole new meaning to putting meat in your cider...

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Hello All, first time poster.

I'm on my second batch of cider, and ran into this. My gallon is in secondary, and the other day I noticed a kind of oiley looking stuff on the top. I opened it to smell, which turned out to be ok, but when I put the jug back, this white stuff kinduv congregated on the sides. It looks like it came from the oil. I have never seen an infection before and was wondering if this is the beginnings of one. I used White Labs liquid cider yeast, pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient, and fresh pressed cider. And a campden (Sp?) tablet at the beginning. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Rack it leaving this stuff behind and use Campden on it. This should take care of the problem!
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the suggestions and/or advice. I must admit that I do get excited while brewing. But the level to which you speak is generally reserved for things like expensive scotch.

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I was reading this thread and getting a good laugh until the next day I noticed a similar thin white film on my cider! A day later and it's almost covered the surface, so tonight I'm going to rack and add campden tablets.

I had planned to add priming sugar after the cider cleared and bottle to carbonate it. Will the campden tablets put an end to that plan? Any way to still get carbonation with priming sugar? thanks...

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:36 AM   #10
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No, campden won't harm your cider or wine yeast at all. They are relatively impervious to campden.

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