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Old 10-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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I brewed 3 gal of Tree Top apple cider w/wild blackberries 30 days ago. 4 days ago I racked into secondary to get rid of the leftover blackberry muck. I noticed today that there are white spots.

I picked the wild blackberries in the forest of Oregon and upon returning home, washed like hell and soaked in vodka for 1 hour. I added campden tablet at secondary, not at primary.

Hopefully it's not mold or something! Help! I haven't had issues using fruit, including garden picked, etc. before this. Sorry, the pic is fuzzy in places and those are water marks in the foreground. Thanks!


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Old 10-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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Looks like yeast islands to me, that may have gotten woken up when racked. If it still smells and tastes good I think your ok.



 
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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it is powdery. there is no off smell and it tasted quite nice during racking. it is bubbling infrequently, approx 1/minute.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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That sounds like awoken yeast, your cider should be fine.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Quote:
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That sounds like awoken yeast, your cider should be fine.
I agree. Gave mine a swirl and same thing happened.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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You're fine, I've had the same thing happen and panicked, turned out to be one of the best batches I made that year. Justt let it sit and have faith.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #7
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that's a relief. this recipe has yielded some really solid cider so i didn't want to have to dump it out. thanks.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #8
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It looks tasty, keep her.



 
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