hist-brewing: something floating

Craig Jones. craig.jones at airservices.gov.au
Tue Jul 25 14:54:07 PDT 2000


That sounds remarkedly like a mild lactobacillus infection (seen many myself). 
It will probably get worse than better.

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I personally would try Campden tablets
to see if I can kill the bacteria, but it sounds too far gone.


Drake Morgan,
Lochac.





>Hello..
>
>
>I recently made a batch of missouri blue vine mead, I
>used the pasteurization method, with a gallon and 1/2
>of honey and used champaign yeast. It seems to be
>going along okay, but there is some sort of
>particulate matter floating up top. it seems somewhat
>whiteish around the edges where it gathers just enough
>to see it. I can shake it up, and it will regather up
>top again in a few hours. It doesnt seem to be
>growing, at least not rapidly. I was wondering if this
>could be wax, or something nastier? I dont smell
>anything obviously off, so I thought id pick everyones
>brain and see what you thought.. 
>
>Thanks!
>
>Steven Sanders
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