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Old 10-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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I just transferred my margarita wine to the secondary and I noticed 2 thin layers of something floating on the surface. It didn't look normal to me, so I took a few pictures. I'm hoping it is just a mass of discolored lime pulp. Can anybody wager a guess as to what this stuff is?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Anyone at all?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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Looks like pulp to me. Is your wine still fermenting?

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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It slowed down as it got a little cooler here. I thought it looked like pulp that globbed together, but it still looked wierd to me.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm thinking it's pulp. Although the thought "pinky mouse" DID cross my mind.

When you stir your wine just fish it out and take a close look to make sure it isn't a baby Ben :-D
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'm thinking it's pulp. Although the thought "pinky mouse" DID cross my mind.

When you stir your wine just fish it out and take a close look to make sure it isn't a baby Ben :-D
I have no idea what any of that means, but I'll fish it out when the time comes. I added some Simply Limeade to reduce the head space. I only had the 6.5 gallon carboy available. But, I did the same thing with my skeeter pee and it turned out fine and fermentation didn't start back up.

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #7
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I'm feeling very, very old then. Go Google "Ben", a movie about ... Well, go Google it. A pinky Is a baby mouse. So called because they're mostly hairless. Your blob looks a bit like one.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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if it isn't growing in size and just floating there, it is likely pulp or perhaps some crap you missed in washing/sanitizing. as long as it isn't alive and growing, it is probably fine.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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No, I cleaned it pretty thoroughly. Upon further inspection, it was a cluster of pulp with yeast floating around it.

 
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