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Old 03-03-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Racked my cider last weekend. Within a few days this stuff appeared.
It was a lot thicker two days ago. If you shake it it is small pieces that float. It did bubble a little for a day a few days after racking, if that matters.


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Old 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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It's yeast, and co2 from racking...it looks like it may even be krausening a bit. Which means fermentation was probably still going or at least stuck before you racked it and moving it kicked up the yeast and got it going again.


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Old 03-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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What is kausening and is that good or bad?
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What is kausening and is that good or bad?
Krausen is the name for a colony of yeast that is fermenting your beer/cider/wine/mead.

Yes it good....though like I said it really should be done before you rack.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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I added some more apple juice because I suspected the yeast hibernated due to temp. I guess the additional sugar and a rise in temp jump started things. I broke a lot of rules on this batch. It's gonna be cloudy but as long as its safe and tastes good it's good until the next batch is ready. Thanks.


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