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Old 09-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
Theron_Jon
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There looks like some kind of mold growing below my airlock. What should I do?
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Kind of looks like its the nasties from the yeast. Is it a beige cream color? Did u just finish a bubbly ferment?
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #3

How long until you switch it to your secondary/bottling? If you're carful with your siphon, you should be fine. I can't tell whether it's mold or not. More information would help.

 
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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It did recently stop bubbling but it never foamed up that high. It's a white cream color no brown or black spots. It's a JAOM so i hadn't planned on racking into a secondary but if you think it will save the mead then I will.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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It's probably yeast culture. I would leave it alone, with a JAOM you just need to put this in a dark warm place and come back 3 months later. Don't worry the JAOM will not steer you wrong as long as you followed directions.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
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Looks like yeast or krausen. If you are that worried about it you could wipe it out with a papertowel soaked in starsan.

 
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:26 AM   #7
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I had some of that in the neck of my JAOM as well and it formed where some yeast had stuck.

 
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:08 AM   #8
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Thanks for the information everyone I am much less worried now!

 
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