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  1. K

    First Timer.. is this Mold

    On day 7 of first fermentation. Is this mold. It’s been a bit cold but it’s always said it’s at least 75’. It’s floating on top. The Scoby has sunk to one of the sides. Thanks for any help.
  2. R

    Star San leaked and turned box and wood flooring black. Is this mold, rot or a chemical reaction. Is this unsafe?

    I had a mini bottle of starsan in a cardboard box within a cardboard box under my bed with the cardboard box laying sideways. I stored it this way for about a year. Today, I’m looking under my bed and I see that the wood flooring and cardboard box are black in certain spots. I checked the...
  3. seanberger

    Houston, I might have a problem?

    Hello All, I started my first batch of kombucha on the 23rd, and I am thinking something went haywire. I submerged all of my equipment into boiling water, along with using said boiling water as the main component of water for my batch (after it cooled down of course!). Used my starter tea...
  4. M

    Mold on my mead?

    Good evening, a few days ago (14/04) I decided to make my own mead for the first time. I have used apples to do the fermentation process like on the recipe that I found on youtube. For the first and second days, obviousy i didn't have noticed any signs of fermentation. Today, when I checked it...
  5. L

    Name this infection.

    So I’m quite new. My wine was made with apples, oranges, and white grapes. After it sat for close to a month when a sort of ‘slime’ formed on the top. It was like little bubbles of slime sitting on top. So I carefully racked. This has been sitting for probably close to 8 weeks and now there is...
  6. Dr_Hops

    Can anyone please verify is this is mold?

    ...and does the cider need to be tossed. -5 weeks in a primary (no secondary) -dry hopped 2 weeks ago for 5 days. -cider has sat in primary for 10 days since.
  7. B

    Mold in Wild Cider - help!

    Hi all, After a successful first go at cider-making using store-bought juice and Montrachet yeast, I decided to try a wild fermentation using apples picked from a local orchard. I washed, then juiced the apples and had a very active primary fermentation, and after 5 days, when it was still...
  8. A

    New to Kombucha - Is it mold?

    Hey guys! Making my first Scoby and i'm not shure it worked out so good, but before i throw it out i want to hear from you experts: Is it mold or is it OK? Best regards, André
  9. L

    Mold in bottled cider

    This is our first attempt at making apple cider. All seemed to go well and we bottled the cider 12 days ago. Two of the bottles seem to have a white mold at the neck of the bottle. Do we need to throw it out? Is it harmful? Does anyone know if this was caused by some improper sterilization of...
  10. Spruc3Moos3

    Homebrew mead has got mould, can I save this?

    Hi Sorry I know this question has been started a few times by other members but it didnt seem to fit my problem. This is the first time I've tried making mead and I've checked it after 10 days (stirred it twice a day for the first 2) and there is white and green mould floating on the top. Do...
  11. jespinet

    Is this mold?

    Hey everybody! I am trying a lambic for the first time and I think I may have mold from letting it sit too long. Can you take a look at the pics and let me know what you think?
  12. DrGarbonzo

    yeast rafts?

    Hey, just looking for a confirmation on yeast rafts vs mold here. Day 3 since brewing, slight airlock activity and signs of what is likely yeast “dust” down the sides. Are some wild yeasts top-feeding? I harvested the yeast from my yard, so I’m expecting it to have some trouble but would rather...
  13. B

    Not sure about this one. Please help.

    Hello. I want to thank the community for helping me with my first batch, which i made from scratch. My first batch only yielded two bottles and so i wanted to up my quanitity for my next attempt. I cut the scoby in half and placed each half in 1/2 gallon jars along with a 1/2 cup of the juice...
  14. g00nt3r

    Rice Wine Mold?

    I started brewing some rice wine and wanted to see if anyone has some input on this. There is some white mold? it looks like on the top of the rice and some of it is a dark orangy color. Is that bad? Is it still safe to drink?
  15. W

    Black spots inside better bottle

    Hey everyone So , back in 2014-15 i was really into Homebrewing mead , skeeter pee and diy coopers kits. Then wife got pregnant and so i took a break from homebrewing up until now. so basically 4 years. I left all my equipment stored away. Including 3 - 3gallon better bottle carboys. i...
  16. Merds

    Russian Imperial Stout - Sudden Mold?

    I have an Imperial Stout that I brewed back Jan 27th. It's been sitting in secondary for about 3 months now and everything was just fine - just haven't been able to get to bottling till this month. All of a sudden about 3 days ago I noticed there was some floaters in it. They appear to have...
  17. F

    Help! what are these scary looking dots on my scoby/baby?

    Last batch, we had a small dot of mold. It was about ~3/8" diameter, perfectly round like from a petri dish, right on top of the fully-formed / mature scoby. We couldn't see anything else similar. We carefully removed it, and waited several more weeks to see if anything else bad grew...
  18. B

    Ginger Bug Mold

    Hey all, I’ve been working with a ginger bug for nearly two months strong. It’s been delivering on some really fantastic ginger beer, but has recently developed some black spots on the bottom. I also noticed with the last batch that it had me racing to the restroom after every glass. I thought...
  19. C

    Mold in beer?

    Hi, I just finished brewing a black IPA in my SS brewtech fermeneter. This is my first one using stainless steel, and I cleaned it heavy with TSP first like suggested. I can’t tell if the black I’m seeing in here is from grains or mold growth? I sanitized it the best I could prior to brewing and...
  20. Ring Many

    Is it safe to develop mold on purpose for wine?

    Hi everyone, I've been following a recipe for making Sloe berry wine via BrewBitz. One of the suggestions is to basically add several lbs of sloe berries, boiling water, then leave it in a warm room for around 2 months. A thick, green mold forms on the top of the fermenter, which you then...