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Old 01-27-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
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Alright, as you can see, I am new to the forum and this is my first batch. I did some searching about mold and it seems all first time brewers are concerned they have mold but mine really looks like mold to me.

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Brewer's best kit. Followed directions and sanitized everything for a couple minutes. I had everything in the primary for 7 days and my final gravity looked good but I wanted to practice using secondary so I transfered to carboy with autosiphon last Saturday and put on the airlock. It is now Monday night and I noticed these small white circles on the surface. Since pictures are going to be the only way to possibly help, I have taken some and circled with blue. Please let me know what you think this is? Should I toss it and start over? Really, more importantly to me if this is mold, I want to know why this happened and what I need to do to prevent it next time. Thanks.





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Old 01-27-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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Welcome!

I don't see any pictures, so I'm not sure what is going on. Can you post a link to the site where the pictures are hosted?



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Old 01-27-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:30 AM   #5
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Look closely, I have blue circles on the surface. I may be just paranoid but it looks like mold to me.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:32 AM   #6
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Looks to me like you're being paranoid, just like I was a year ago. Looks okey-dokey to me.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:32 AM   #7
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RDWHAHB!

RDWHAHB

RDWHAHB!

seriously dude, just drink a beer in relax. it will be fine!

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:32 AM   #8
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Those look like normal yeast flocculations(sp)

EVEN IF it WAS in fact mold, there isnt a whole lot that can be done.
EVEN IF it WAS in fact mold, you could always rack below and potentially have an awesome brew.
EVEN IF it WAS in fact mold, you arent going to be able to tell much about the beer unless you get a foul odor or wretched taste (when it has finished conditioning in the bottles etc)

In other words RDWHAHB! Im sure your beer will be fine!
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I don't see any mold either. Mold is like white and growing and fuzzy.

It looks like you have some weird yeast clumps, that's all.

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I agree relax and have more than a few homebrews. mold is usually more than just spots on the surface, it forms long chains kinda like seaweed where the bacteria forms groupings in geometric patterns. when its just spots its usually falling krausen and nothing else.



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