White cloud on mead

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Im a fairly novice mead maker, but I've been brewing beer for 8 years so I know about floaties, infections, etc. But, I have never seen this, so Im looking for some information. Raspberry honey mead, made 10/20/2021 with US-05 yeast. Hit terminal a few weeks ago and has just been sitting until I have time to bottle. Yesterday I was in the garage and took a looksy, everything looked normal. Today I got home and now there is a weird white cloud about the top inch. Fermenter hasnt been opened since the last nutrient addition on like 10/30. Pulled a little sample and it tastes fine, but I have no idea. Any idea of what this might be?
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That's a first for me, is it liquid or textured some how (foamy, gelatinous?) No odor when you disturb or extract a sample?
 
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Liquid. It's literally like a white haze. No funky aromas. Stays in suspension pretty well when disturbed
 

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Maybe try racking everything under it to see if it happens in the next container, I would experiment any way you think might work, more information is better. Clean and sterilize everything before and after just in case it can be transferred between brews.
 
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Ya, that will probably be my next move. We'll see what happens. Im gonna mix in k-sorb and k-meta too, hopefully that might stave off any form of re-fermentation. Will keep you posted on what happens.
 
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