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norfair86
10-17-2014, 07:59 PM
I have a cyser going right now, about a month and a half old. It's made from a gallon of apple juice, an entire Granny Smith apple, two pounds of clover honey, and lalvin 1118, and was racked about three weeks ago. I actually have two identical batches going, but this one has this stuff in it. It wasn't there when I last checked on it, which was about a week and a half ago. I cleaned out the carboys and used Star San on everything. Could it be bacteria? I'll be putting some campden in it as soon as I get some- do you think this will take care of it? The second jug of mead is clean and clear, and is tasting pretty good. Any help is appreciated!http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/17/d598c5fe3255fb50c9ed8e279834a7ee.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/17/e8a32b71371bb902725da68cfb597e44.jpg

skunkboy
10-17-2014, 11:57 PM
Can't really tell from the images, just looks like yeasty, maybe appley pectin floaties... to me ...

Mellifera
10-18-2014, 12:41 AM
Looks like deposits of yeast or other particulates to me but definitely interesting that you've already racked and this is only present in the one, however. Do you notice any *off* aromas or flavors? Any other differences between the two batches?

GntlKnigt1
10-18-2014, 02:55 AM
I am guessing pectin as well. Did you add enzyme?

norfair86
10-19-2014, 07:40 PM
I just did a smell and taste test, and the only difference is that the one with the white stuff is a little more alcoholic tasting, but nothing off or gross about it. I haven't added any enzyme or anything, just some campden when I get it.
It seems drinkable, so do you guys think I'm in the clear? Thanks for your help!

Honeyhog
10-19-2014, 07:48 PM
If it smells okay I say you're good to go. Looks like the floaty stuff I get on my brews all the time.

norfair86
10-19-2014, 11:58 PM
Cool thanks everyone!