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Old 11-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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So I got some unfiltered cider to ferment, I used d-47 yeast. At first I thought this was yeast and then mold but its not fuzzy. I don't know, so here I am. It has little drops on it, weird!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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Looks like foam to me. Wouldn't worry about it just yet. If it ever forms a solid skin then you may be facing trouble.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Looks like foam to me. Wouldn't worry about it just yet. If it ever forms a solid skin then you' may be facing trouble.
My buddy is brewing his second batch of cider ever, and these same white and bluish blotches popped up. They a clumped together in a manner that makes them look like orange peels. What is the cause of this? Should he just ride it out, and taste test it when he racks it to a secondary?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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So I got some unfiltered cider to ferment, I used d-47 yeast. At first I thought this was yeast and then mold but its not fuzzy. I don't know, so here I am. It has little drops on it, weird!
Athos, what did you end up doing with yours?

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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My buddy is brewing his second batch of cider ever, and these same white and bluish blotches popped up. They a clumped together in a manner that makes them look like orange peels. What is the cause of this? Should he just ride it out, and taste test it when he racks it to a secondary?
Those look similar to pectin globs. But I've never seen them turn any shade of blue, brown is more common.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #7
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Those look similar to pectin globs. But I've never seen them turn any shade of blue, brown is more common.
What exactly does pectin do to cider? I keep seeing that it occurs in apple's naturally, and it is safe to eat. He's going to dump the batch soon, but I am trying to keep him from doing so.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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Athos yours looks like yeast islands, you'll be fine. JLP.. that shade of green/blue looks like mold to me.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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I would rack those to another vessel carefully from the bottom. I'm sure they are probably just fine to drink but YUCK. It looks pretty nasty.

 
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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I got him talked into keeping it, and changing it over only by telling him that I would siphon it to my own carboy given the word. Apparently, offering to take someone else's moldy hooch in an effort to try to save it will motivate some people!!!

 
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