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Old 07-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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I have just finished my first load of mead. When it was in secondary I noticed a sort of white skin form on the surface. I removed it but it came back in a few days. It didn't taste off so I bottled it and so far there is no skin. Any idea what that could have been?

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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what honey did you use? if it was a raw honey there may have been some wax and other natural particulates left in the honey
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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It was tesco value honey. I know that may be a bit of a no no on here but it was cheap n I managed to get a load for not much. Could it have just been yeast sediment floating? I know with beer sometimes if the temperature changes a lot you get bits of dead yeast on the surface

 
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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A picture could help.

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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My guess your 'load' wasn't done fermenting and racking it has renewed fermentation.
What was the OG? What was the FG when you racked to secondary and called it done?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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I didn't take any gravity readings but I left it in its final fermentation vessel until it stopped bubbling and left it for a while longer actually as I became busy with uni work. Id let it age a few months in bottle and it seemes to taste fine

 
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