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Old 11-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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I don't see much of a problem here to be honest. That speck of mold probably came about from having so much head-space in the fermenter. Unless this little mold gets bigger or invites more buddies to the party, I'd say keep on going with the beer. I had a batch of cider that decided to grow a few specks (actually globs), but it turned out just fine and without off-flavors.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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This was 6 days after brew day so no dry hopping yet. I boiled all of the other hops (and added aroma hops at flame out) so I'm not sure how they could have carried mold. It's probably just too much oxygen and a slow fermentation.

Does the white layer on top look normal (aside from the two specs)? My previous two batches looked quite different (not so white)

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #13
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I wouldn't let that worry me. I'd proceed as normal and assume things will work out fine.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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Yup, just rack underneath and leave the last inch or so of beer in the carboy. All you can do is bottle or keg and see how it turns out. One spec of mold isn't reason to dump gallons of precious beer.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #15
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You can rack under the mold. The beer is fine. Mold only happens on the surface if the co2 barrier was broken, but it doesn't harm the beer underneath.

Yooper's done it, I've done it....lot's of people. Just be carefull and leave it behind.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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Holy moldy headspace batman...

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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Yeah looks fine to me. Would suggest working on fermentation control though. A room that you guess is 55-65 could put your beer in flux from 55-70+

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone. It's still chugging away.

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