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Old 03-08-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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I made a strawberry cyser in decemeber. It was done in a couple weeks, then I racked to secondary. It was fine until I checked it yesterday and there is a slime / bubbles that dont pop. I am certain its an infection. What should I do to save this cyser? Its about 12.5% ABV.



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Old 03-08-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Let's see a pic! If it is indeed an infection, rack the must from underneath it. You could even sulfite and sorbate after racking if you choose.


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i dont have a camera at the moment. It looks alot like a brett infection. What would be the best way of killing this problem?
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it looks like this, but not as many bubbles:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/post...tml#post882293
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Have you used any sulfites? Even if you have, you may have not used enough on the strawberries.

I'd crush one campden tablet per gallon, and put that in a new sanitized carboy and then rack very carefully from under the scum and see if you can halt it that way.
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i have never used sulfites, and ive made over 150 gals over the past 2 years. Do the sulfites dissappear after a while, sulfites make my face cherry red.
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i have never used sulfites, and ive made over 150 gals over the past 2 years. Do the sulfites dissappear after a while, sulfites make my face cherry red.
Yes, they disapate over time, that's why they have to be re-added. But if you're allergic to them (which is very rare) then that's not a good plan!


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