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    Default Moldy carboys

    So we have a five gallon and a one gallon carboy in a chest freezer set to around 55 degrees to try and clear them up while they age. Well the freezers full of condensation and there's mold on the outside of the carboys. There's still vodka in the airlocks, and it did kinda suck it back in originally but I'm not sure if any tainted air or vodka actually got into the meads. So I guess I'm just asking if I should worry and if there's anything I can do about the mold. Thanks all.

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    My advice would be to either turn the temp down and try and kill the mold, and clean and sanitize as best you can. Or find a different storage space for your aging meads.

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    Sanitize the outside of the carboy, just to be safe and look for something like this to get rid of the condensation....

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...NoPm-QGq2IH4DA
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkboy View Post
    Sanitize the outside of the carboy, just to be safe and look for something like this to get rid of the condensation....

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...NoPm-QGq2IH4DA
    That's kinda exactly what were gonna do, just probably gonna have to fill those airlocks more often

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    a bucket of DampRid along with these renewable ones that are supposed to last 10 years.
    http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-E-500-...=eva+dry+e-500

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