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Old 02-07-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
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So part of me believes that what is pictured below in my 5gal of meadowfoam mead is actually yeast moved over from primary into the secondary and I shouldn't worry.

While the redheaded stepchild in me is screaming mold.

This was a mead based off of a Honningbrew mead recipe floating around and my first time using Lavlin-ec-1118

Here's the recipe if by chance it helps, just sub the fireweed honey for meadowfoam. I really think it is just something left over from the yeast but I just want to make sure while I leave it to sit and think about it's possible future as a mead for a month. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

12 lbs. fireweed honey
4 gallons of treetop brand apple juice
DAP (Diammonium phosphate)
Fermaid k (or other yeast energizer, avoid ones containing urea)
lalvin ec-1118 yeast

and here's the brew in question.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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It is a very small pic on my phone but I think it looks like yeast rafts. Does it smell moldy or musty?

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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After 2 weeks of a flu/cold/ungodly death virus I can finally smell, which was what made this brew a worry. Just checked and no off scent, just smells faintly of apple. That's the best my medicated mind and sniffer can gather.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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I think it is fine. RDWHAHB.

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33 AM   #5
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I think it is fine. RDWHAHB.
I may do just that. Thanks!

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #6
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So disappointed in this thread. Title was so promising. If only he'd learned to embrace the mold via some thick-pellicled whoreface Belgian.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:56 AM   #7
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So disappointed in this thread. Title was so promising. If only he'd learned to embrace the mold via some thick-pellicled whoreface Belgian.
I heavily debated going on a rant about being after our precious bodily fluids and working into the mix fermentation but sadly I chose not to. My life is a black abyss of regret now. Or that's the meds kicking in.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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Yeah, you're fine, I've had and have some meads with some crazy lookin SH** floatin around on top that are definitely just little bubbles/yeast/whatever doin it's thing. If it starts growing hair, forming a zoogleal mat, moving, attempting to contact you telepathically, hogging the bandwidth of your internet connection and/or TV remote, hitting on your girlfriend, or eating all your food in the fridge and not apologizing, THEN worry.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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Duly noted, will stop angrily shouting at the carboy in that case

 
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