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Old 12-07-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Worried about my apfelwein (mold?)

I've had this going for about 24 hours and there appears to be little white mold spots on top in addition to little bubbles. No airlock activity.

I sanitized everything pretty well, and poured it in. Been sitting at about 68 degrees.

Never had an infection, but this white **** doesn't look normal. Any ideas?

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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Looks perfectly normal to me.

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:15 PM   #3
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The little white spots? It looks normal for beer, but I don't know about wine...

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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It's fine, trust me.

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:16 AM   #5
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Don't worry. It's just yeasties collecting together.

Think about how long it takes for something normal to mold. Have you ever left a coffee mug with coffee in it for an extended period of time? It wont mold in 24 hours. Hell, even after a week it may or may not be showing signs.

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:19 AM   #6
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Looks like yeast, either pre krausen or floaties.

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Yep

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:43 AM   #8
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It's just getting started, relax and watch it work over the next few weeks. You should soon be seeing a constant stream off fine bubbles up from the bottom (that is if you used the Montrachet wine yeast).

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I am no expert on mold .... unless you had atrocious santitation, I don't know how mold could multiply and become so prevelant in 24 hours.

It's just fermentation

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Oh its bubbling away wonderfully.

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