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I have a cider that is about three months in. I used fresh pressed juice and did treat with Camden. I racked to secondary and did use campden again. A white film mass developed in the bottom of the carboy and today it did break loose and float to the top. I did sample the cider and it did taste fine. Has anyone seen this before?

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That’s wild looking. I’ve only ever done a few batches of cider with store bought juice so that’s new to me. I’m definitely following this thread
 

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Looks similar to a scoby for kombucha. Definitely a raft colony of some micro organisms
 
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Looks similar to a scoby for kombucha. Definitely a raft colony of some micro organisms
Yes, similar. The consistency is more curd-like. It does not have any bad odor and the cider tastes fine. I'm beginning to not think infection and lean more towards a condensed trub. I did suck up some during my racking.
 

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Yes, similar. The consistency is more curd-like. It does not have any bad odor and the cider tastes fine. I'm beginning to not think infection and lean more towards a condensed trub. I did suck up some during my racking.
I cant imagine trub starting to float after 3 months. I’m sure somebody will chime in with the correct answer soon enough.

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I allow all of my apple cider to ferment wild. They all get a pellicle of some sort, and so as long as your cider tastes fine, you can let it go. I normally bulk age mine for about 3 months minimum before bottling, and drinking at about 5 months. We like our cider dry and tart, so I don't back sweeten and I don't worry about adding K-Meta and Sorbate to halt the yeast. YMMV.
 
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I allow all of my apple cider to ferment wild. They all get a pellicle of some sort, and so as long as your cider tastes fine, you can let it go. I normally bulk age mine for about 3 months minimum before bottling, and drinking at about 5 months. We like our cider dry and tart, so I don't back sweeten and I don't worry about adding K-Meta and Sorbate to halt the yeast. YMMV.
I appreciate the feedback. I did dose it with K-meta just in case and I now have it in the garage cold crashing. I plan to bottle and condition next week. I like dry as well.
 
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