View Full Version : Is this an Infection???

02-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Well I just racked my Cyser over to secondary.. Recipie as follows:

5# Honey
Approx 1.5 Gal Fresh Pressed Cider
1 packet Red Star Monetracet (sp?)
5 Cinimon Sticks
Small hand full of Cloves
No name yeast nutriant and enegizer (followed instrutions on package.. i think .5 or .25 tsp per gal but i can't remember now and don't have my notes)

Anyway.. heated up honey some cider threw in cloves and cinimon and let simmer approx 160 degF for about 15 min or so.. while sanitizing everything else and rehydrating yeast.
Added cold cider to plastic bucket
Added hot cider w/honey to bucket..
Stired till tired
added nutrients
took SG (1.135 if i remember correctly)
Pitched yeast
Covered and Forget about it..

This all happend on 1/8/07.. Yesterday (2/5/07) the airlock had slowed down and I decided to rack to secondary to let it cool out... so I open the bucket and find this:
<img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/vbspamdog/MBoard/Infected.JPG">
So.. Is that white stuff an infection?? it didn't look fuzzy or anything.. and was only around the floating stuff..
I racked anyway.. and it tasted okay.. young and strong as would be expected.. but tasted okay.. and I didn't get sick.
So any thoughts??

Also this is what it looked like when i was done.. I was careful to rack from the bottom and leave enought to not get the white stuff.. so I didn't get my full 2 gal but not a bad amount anyway
<img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/vbspamdog/MBoard/cyser.JPG">


02-06-2007, 09:34 PM
looks fine to me man. hard to tell from a picture though. if its like a film thats all connected then its mold, if its jus weird looking bubbles its just a little fermentation, even if the airlock isnt popping away its still probably chuggin along at a slower pace.

02-06-2007, 10:04 PM
well in the first picture it does look like a white film. If i sorbate or sulfate now that i have racked without getting the film.. is it saveable??


02-11-2007, 04:22 PM
I have seen lots of funky looking foam and floaties in the primary that I was sure was something growing but never was.
Rack it and wait. If it comes back then it probably is something growing you dont want but more then likely it wont.