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Old 12-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Uhhhhhhh...WTF is in my cider bucket?!

What the hell is that stuff...this is my first batch, but I'm guessin this ain't normal!

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yeah thats not good. There is a thread in here somewhere to look up different infections. I think you caught one!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Oh, those are probably just yeast floaties, CO2 pockets, or weather balloons.

It's so hard for anything to actually get infected, I'm sure it's fine.

Let it go, then taste it, if it tastes fine, then there's nothing wrong with it.

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In seriousness, that looks pretty bad. There should be a thread with infected batch pictures, possibly look for a similar pic in there.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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Ah, you've got yourself a "pellicle". I guess the primary (active) fermentation slowed, and the cider didn't get moved to a carboy once that happened, allowing infection to take hold.

I'm terrible at identifying via a picture, but it looks like brettanomyces to my untrained eye. But pediococcus and lactobacillus are more common.
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Oh, those are probably just yeast floaties, CO2 pockets, or weather balloons.

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Ah, you've got yourself a "pellicle". I guess the primary (active) fermentation slowed, and the cider didn't get moved to a carboy once that happened, allowing infection to take hold.

I'm terrible at identifying via a picture, but it looks like brettanomyces to my untrained eye. But pediococcus and lactobacillus are more common.
Running home to check my cider!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #8
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I make lacto fermented pickles, carrots, turnips and sour crout, this doesn't look too far off from some batches I've seen
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Well that made me look stupid, pic did not appear on mobile...
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:40 AM   #10
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It does appear on mobile, you just need to tap on the post


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