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  1. Z

    what is this film/ dots on my cider?

    I reracked my cider for the first time and after a month this Film just started to form on the top with some white spots in addition (the dark spots on the picture are from my broken camera). What should I do with this? Label it off and just bottle it as planned? Tasted some out the bottom...
  2. laurakeating

    What's wrong with my cider?

    This is my first batch ever. I used a storebought, pasteurized, 100 percent juice with a wild yeast starter I made from storebought apple juice and organic berries. A few days into fermentation I noticed stuff growing on top that smelled like yeast. What is it? My cider doesn't smell bad, it...
  3. P

    White spots and film developing...

    Good evening all, I’m a little way into my first two batches of cider. Both have fermented and are now ageing. One, on the right, made with commercial yeast and sulphites, cleared relatively quickly and is now entirely transparent. It stills carries a slightly pungent, sulphurous smell...
  4. E

    Is my cider infected?

    Hello everybody! It's my first time brewing cider and I only used apple juice 100% It's been two weeks and my cider went down from 1.042 to 1.002 (using safale-04) , but today, when ready to start secondary fermentation, found that it had like a film in the surface and some strange bubbles...
  5. Jeff Brewton

    Unwelcome guest (villian?) on my cider

    Hello All! I've been making cider for quite some time, but have come across a new type of film on top of one of my mixed batches from last fall. I used campden tablets to sterilize and a basic wine yeast to ferment with no other additives other than some yeast nutrient. I took a look the other...
  6. W

    Film yeast in the cider barrel

    I have 198 gallons of cider fermenting in 6 carboys, 2 brandy barrels, and one plastic barrel. The last pressing was used to fill the plastic barrel, and by the time I got it in the basement, I was exhausted from cidermaking and had to attend to a bunch of other things in my life. As a result...
  7. zgardener

    Infection or Yeast?

    I'm about to bottle my Roggenbier and i notice that there is a slight white film over the top of the beer. For this batch I used White Labs Hefewizen IV yeast, which i have never used before. So my question, is this white film from the yeast, or, my fear, a possible infection? Just a side...