I made a mead that appears to have something growing at the top of the carboy, and I wanted some advice as to what you guys suppose it is.
I've posted a video of it here:
Sorry if the video is a little shaky. Things to note from it:
-shook carboy as the white stuff near top seems to settle at top and is less visible.
-there are streaks which I thought are yeast along the side.
-the white stuff almost looks stringy.
-can be switched to 720p for higher quality.
Recipe (1 gallon):
.75 gallons water
5.7 pounds wildflower honey (guesstimated amount)
48 fl. oz. Pom pomegranate juice
nutrient and energizer per regular guidelines
1 packet cotes de blanc
All equipment was sanitized. No cooking took place (juice was unopened, juice was 'flash' pasteurized which may be an issue).
I'm a little disappointed because I tasted this thing a week and a half in at (reached 16% alc at 1.02 SG), and it was without a doubt one of the best things I've ever had, no burn with great acid/sugar balance! after that I moved it to sanitized carboy with potassium sorbate and a campden tablet.
Additional info: I did a sniff test and noticed nothing
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and if you have any questions please let me know!