apfelwein infection?

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MetallHed

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I noticed this white stuff forming in my apfelwein. It's been fermenting for over two months now.

Infected?



 

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pictures? If you used edwort's exact recipe, you shouldn't have anything white floating on top. Most likely an infection...but I can't say for sure without pictures.
 
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Did the pictures not show up? I attached two.. my guess was it might have gotten infected..
 
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looks like "yeast rafts" collecting on the grooves in your carboy as they're settling....

I think you're fine...
 

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Did the pictures not show up? I attached two.. my guess was it might have gotten infected..
Sorry, I was at work when I posted that. For some reason my work computer won't allow me to see pictures posted on these forums. It doesn't even show a little X.

I'm throwing in another vote for not infected.
 
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hmm.. it's weird because it's been pretty clear for a while now.. and they just showed up a week ago... it needs to be bottled now anyway, so I'm probably going to do that this weekend..

Thanks for the help!
 

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Looks like sediment that has just stuck to the sides, i would also guess its nothing to be concerned about. Fermenting for 2 months ???? are you sure its still fermenting ?
check the sg, and i think you will find thats its done and you should rack it and leave it to clear.
 

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Looks like yeast to me. I had yeast rafts like that in a batch of Ordinary Bitter that I pulled out the first bottle for tasting yesterday. They collected on the little grooves along the inside of the Grolsch bottles I used. Tilted them slightly each way so it fell to them bottom and then chilled. No problems.
 
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