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Old 08-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Please see the picture below. This white looking substance is apparently growing on the hops and peaches that are floating on the top of my beer inside my primary.

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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It looks a little too white to be mold but it is on top of the fruit and hops which is where it would be growing.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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is it fuzzy hairy? if so, you got mold!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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it does not look fuzzy/hairy. it has a more wet/slimey look to it. i know that doesnt sounds any better but it certainly didnt look fuzzy or hairy. when i took this pic, it had been in the fermentation bucket a week. i popped the lid off to have a tase. it tasted fine as best as i could tell. it certainly didnt taste sour or anything like that. this is a Bells Oberon clone and its my first all grain attempt.

i think i am going to transfer it to a secondary this weekend and let it sit another week before i bottle in hops to let it clean up a bit. i assume i will just siphon the beer from under those hops and peaches and into my secondary. IF it is mold, then what? pour it all out? ughhh....
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Looks like a big glob of belly button lint to me. If it tastes like beer and not someone's stank belly button, you should be good to go

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #6
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Looks like a big glob of belly button lint to me. If it tastes like beer and not someone's stank belly button, you should be good to go
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #7
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If it smells like toe jam or the aforementioned belly button lint, that's bad. If not, then drink up.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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I guess an easy way to tell would be take some fresh bread and put some of the white stuff on the bread and seal it in a container...if it starts growing mold on it then it prob is

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #9
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than to me it's prolly dried yeast. thats what happend with my dandelion.. sum hung out on top after the krausen fell and dried..
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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its mold. the same white mold you get in wine with a floating fruit cap. you just have a hop cap.

 
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