Quantcast

Fruit Fly Question

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

beangirl

New Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
So I know when fruit flies get into your brew, it's game over for that batch. I'm wondering how to know when it's game over. I saw fruit flies around my brewing jar and hanging out on top of the cheesecloth, but I haven't seen any inside the jar. I've checked inside and I don't see anything that looks like eggs or larvae, and I just bought a cotton cloth to put over the top of the jar instead of cheesecloth to prevent any future fruit fly problems. Do people reccomend I scrap this batch since I saw fruit flies around it, or is it fine as long as I don't see them inside? Sorry if this is rambley.
 

Andrew Hodgson

Supporting Member
HBT Supporter
Joined
May 2, 2018
Messages
1,262
Reaction score
1,486
Location
Saratoga Springs
Don't dump prematurely, taste and even if you find a floater honestly I'd pick it out and if it tastes fine I still wouldn't dump. But that's me I know some are more germ-averse.
 

RPh_Guy

Bringing Sour Back
HBT Supporter
Joined
Jan 26, 2017
Messages
9,173
Reaction score
7,504
Location
Cleveland
+1 don't dump.
It'll be fine.

Kombucha already has a diverse array of yeast and bacteria, including acetobacter.
 
Top