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Old 09-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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This has been fermenting at 68 degrees since 8/18/13. Not sure what that white stuff is growing up the sides of the carboy. Any ideas?
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
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mine looks similar. i am new so idk, but hopefully someone will respond

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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That is WAY to much headspace! Once fermentation slows, it's important to either rack to a smaller vessel, or otherwise top up to the top, to avoid oxygen contact. Mold is one problem, but so is bacterial contamination (like vinegar-causing bacteria) due to the growth they have in an oxygen rich environment. Also, oxidation is a huge risk.

I'd rack to a smaller vessel today, and hit it with 1 crushed campden tablet per gallon as well to try to save it!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Yes too much head space but it don't look like mold or anything out of the normal. Every lemon mix I have fermented had the white stuff on the sides and on the bottom as well. Rack off and top up no problem.

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