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Offline Dondifernandez

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Molds?
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:23:13 AM »
Hey this is my second batch of pale ale. And i used safale us-05 this time. Im not sure if these are molds or what. Im in the 9th day of fermentation. Thank you guys!

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Re: Molds?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 08:19:57 PM »
Looks like remnants of yeast from your high Krausen point to me.

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Re: Molds?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:39:24 AM »
Mold requires oxygen to bloom. The environment in your fermenter is nearly 100% CO2 after fermentation and will remain like that with a proper airlock.

As suggested, what your're seeing is the result of yeast. It's just very fine gas bubbles holding form by the same mechanism that creates lovely head in a glass.
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Re: Molds?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 02:09:37 PM »
hard to make it out. Is the white foam "furry"? or do they just look like bubbles in milk? What does the blow off smell like. If you have little hairs growing out of the white stuff...Consider making a sour out of it, if not, then just siphon the wort off without breaking the film and you might be okay. BUT if you are getting a funky smell out of the air lock. Well...
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