Hello there everyone!
First off, I just want to say that I think this site is awesome!! I've been wanting to get into brewing my own mead for a long time, and I never even knew there was a website like this one. You guys rock!
Secondly, I have a quick question; I've looked for info on how yeast behaves in the carboy. I just racked my first batch from my primary fermentor into my glass carboy several days ago. After a couple days, I noticed some "floaties" on top of the must. At first, I thought the batch was ruined, and earlier today I went to throw it out. When I uncovered the carboy, though, all of the floaties were gone. I investigated further by removing my airlock and taking a good strong whiff of the must; and it smelled wonderfully tasty.
My question is this: After the disruptive process of racking, will some of the yeast float around on top of the must before settling? I'm very new to this, and I have no idea what to look for with a contaminated batch (the only thing I've found so far is that the must will smell vinegary if contaminated).
Thanks for reading and any advice is greatly appreciated!!