Mold or Kahm?

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After cramming the chilis into the jar I realized I was a little short on brine. I was lazy and thought, whatever it’ll be fine. It wasn’t. Is this mold or kahm?
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It doesn't really look like mold- but hard to say. Scrape all that off, and make sure that any food is under the brine (use a plastic bag with water in it to hold it down if you have to) and see what happens.
 

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Smell it, the mold will smell earthy and the kahm will smell yeasty(taste yeasty funk) After scraping ,wipe with a vinegar moistened paper towel.
I don't know why but my pepper ferments are the only ones that get kahm. Yoop, it even forms on the bag of water,WTF. I clean it off( toss the grape leaf), it comes back one more time ,then it's packaged and refrigerated, no more kahm even after a year.

It's like the little bit of frass you see in organic brussel sprouts, don't tell anyone and they'll never know!
 

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But wait, what are the points inside the glass? Below the surface? These are not places for kham...
 
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I think you’re seeing or referencing the seeds. The questionable element is all on top.
 
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