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Has mold ruined my mead?

Levin

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Sep 18, 2021
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Hi there,

I'm fairly new to brewing and just had a look at fourth batch, which made me worried.

I'm trying to make a Cyser, following this recipe:

I've scaled it up times three, otherwise I've followed it exactly (within an error of 100 grams honey).
Everything went smoothly until now, about six weeks after starting. I opened it and saw white spots on the top of the mead. It doesn't look like mold as I know it, but maybe it is? Is my mead ruined?
See attached picture. IMG_20210918_144250.jpg

OG was 1.102, last measured SG was 1.002.
 

EricHartman

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So long as it doesn't taste terrible it looks pretty normal to me. Thing to remember is that yeast and mold are both fungus. Depending on the colony form our yeast will look very similar to the mold we've all seen floating in that drink we left beside the couch for 5 days!
 

Levin

NewBee
Registered Member
Sep 18, 2021
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Norway
So long as it doesn't taste terrible it looks pretty normal to me. Thing to remember is that yeast and mold are both fungus. Depending on the colony form our yeast will look very similar to the mold we've all seen floating in that drink we left beside the couch for 5 days!
Thanks for your reply. In that case I'll try to bottle it and see how it tastes.
 

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