I ordered a sweet mead kit from midwest. It's been in primary for about 3 weeks now. Bubbling away about once every 10 seconds. The kit was 12lbs clover, nutrient, and I upgraded to White Labs Sweet Mead 720 pitchable tube.
It took about a week to start bubbling and it's staying pretty steady on the basement floor at about 68F.
I did notice a little white formation on the surface about the diameter of a pencil eraser. At first I thought it was a little baby kraussen, but it's still there, not changing in size or shape. Could this be some kind of mold formation that couldn't go on anymore after all of the air was forced out?
And if so, am I right in thinking that before I rack after the first month, I can just scoop it out and it should be fine since it would be hard to survive in the honey/alcohol solution?
Me=nervous. 4 months is a long investment for a batch-for me anyways.