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  1. W

    First Time Beer Brewer - is this mold?

    Hey everyone, I'm an absolute novice home brewer. I bought a kit from my local grocery store and I'm trying out brewing at home for the first time. I know using a kit isn't really getting into the real nitty gritty of home brewing, but it's where I'm starting for now - baby steps. Following...
  2. William Wallace

    Is this mold?

    Hello everyone, Hoping to get some help with this one. I've been scouring threads but cannot quite find anything like this. I started a traditional batch of mead about a week ago. 3lbs of Great Lakes honey, spring water, D47 yeast and some yeast nutrients. About half of the honey was...
  3. A

    Is this mold or infection?

    Today i noticed that some small stuff is floating inside and on my cider, is my cider contaminated?
  4. S

    Mold or Yeast in my Ferment

    Hello, I signed up for this forum to get a second set of eyes/opinion. I have been fermenting tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, and onions for two weeks and was wondering if the substanced pictured on top of the water is dangerous mold or yeast.
  5. D

    Dark coloured bubbles on top - mold or fine?

    I'm trying to ferment a jug of grape juice with fleischmanns bread yeast. A very thick layer of bubbles formed on top of it after a couple hours, but the top half of said bubble layer is a very dark purple. The drink itself is kinda that same colour, but I still worry that it might be mold...
  6. U

    Is this mold, or just lees sediment?

    Hi everyone, I am reasonably new at brewing. In the bottom of my secondary micro batches of Mead, is something I've not seen before in my other (first) batch. It looks kind of like a white, fluffy, sediment. I have taken photos. This has been my process so far... I made a traditional mead in...
  7. A

    Wine making first time - how to spot mold

    Hi All, I am trying to make grape wine in a claypot, stirring it every two days. It has been 10 days now and I'm seeing this white stuff outside pot. Is this fine? I didn't notice anything in the inside though.
  8. I

    Can't tell if this is mold or not?

    Hello and happy new year to all! I started my 1st ever kombucha brew 7 days ago. Noticed this on the surface of the pellicle yesterday when checking on it. I know mold is typically dry and fuzzy. This is dry, not fuzzy. It's got a strange color to it tho... Being a 1st time brewer I guess I...
  9. T


    Hey everyone! I was recently brewing a batch of seltzer water (not fermented tea, but close) and I saw a weird growth pop up. It showed up on about day 3 of fermentation in primary. I thought it might be mold, but low and behold, within a couple of days, it turned into just a residue on the...
  10. M

    Pellicle, Mold, or Other?

    Kettle soured beer at the end of fermentation. Came to look at it before cold crashing and found this. Wtf am I looking at? Process: created my wort. Soured down to 3.1ph before boiling off and transferring to fermenter. US05 yeast to ferment. Found it like this. I started my cold crash and...
  11. P

    Mold on ten day perry brew

    it smells like normal cider now, its bubbling but looks like small specks of white\green mold. What should i do?
  12. SnyderCider

    Green Mold on top of Cider

    Hey all, so I started a batch of hard cider and during the third day of fermentation I noticed little circles of green mold on top of the cider. Was wondering if there is a way of salvaging this batch or if it's a lost cause and best to just dump it.
  13. Garrett_McT

    Poor Cleaning Plan for Stainless Steel Kettles

    Before people beat me over the head, I know I am an idiot. So I let my two 7 gal stainless steel kettles with double ports, two bazooka screens, and a hop spider sit half rinsed for a week covered with lids. Mostly due to laziness, then getting sick and postponing. I was wondering if anyone...
  14. D

    Is this mold?

    Belgian Tripel, been in a stainless conical for 4 months. Is this mold? Is it ruined?
  15. O

    Mold Control

    Hello! I'm amateur cheese maker and produce cheese using a modified Stracchino recipe, though I ripen it longer, aiming at creating a thin layer of tasty mold on the outside. Problem: as my geotrichum develops slowly, other molds colonize my cheese: a thinly spreading orange mold buds of blue...
  16. J

    New brewing, help identifying

    Hello, I know there is tons of post similar to mine, but I couldn't find any pictures that looks like mine. I am trying my second Kombucha brew, but as I was about to do the second fermentation I saw those white spot on the scoby. I did my research, but I am unsure. They do not look like the...
  17. G

    help! is this mold growing on my cider? (video)

    This is my first time trying to make a wild fermentation cider so I haven't added campden tablets and have not pitched commercial yeast. I milled and pressed the apples myself. It's day 4 of sitting in my carboy and I noticed these small white things floating at the surface of the cider. I am...
  18. jonathonhagerty

    Infected Starter? (PICS)

    Hi HBT, Does this starter look infected? It is a 2L starter of white labs 2206 Bavarian Lager yeast. I used one pack manufactured 7/16/2020, two cans of Propper starter, and two bottled-waters. I did a stir starter one week ago for a 36 hours and chilled in my keezer for 3 days at 45F. MOLD...
  19. fishbowlbrewco

    White floater questions (and pics) for 8 month Belgian Dark Strong Ferment

    Hey Y’all. We’ve got a situation and I’m not sure what our next steps should be. We’ve got our Belgian dark strong which was brewed 8 months ago. It had a pretty slow ferment. Started at 1.114 OG and got down to 1.040 after 3 months. So, I transferred it into new sanitized and co2 purged...
  20. RC Wasyliw

    Kombucha Mold?

    Im making my 1st batch of Kombucha. I purchased a kit. My scoby sunk to bottom and is still there. It has been 7 days. I see a white film forming on the top and one small spot of green mold. Looks like a crumb may have fallen in. Do I have to toss everything or will scoby be ok since he's on...