View Full Version : removing a solid contaminant?

07-19-2016, 10:10 AM
Hello, I started my first batch of mead last week. I'm still in the primary fermentation phase. The mead itself seems to be doing great, but a couple of days ago I noticed what appears to me small fibers floating on top of the mead. They appear to be from a small amount of a paper towel. I've used two different mesh strainers (Sanitized) to remove some of the fibers but very small ones remain.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a way to remove these fibers without risking too much harm to the mead?

07-19-2016, 10:14 AM
Go buy a turkey baster and you can suck up the fibers with it

07-19-2016, 08:05 PM
You will probably contaminate it more trying to decontaminate, dont worry about it now, they should drop out in the sediment or you can easily strain it thru a stocking when you rack to your secondary. WVMJ