Mold In My Beer...Help!!!

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Recently my girl and I brewed some beer for the first time using "Mr. Beer"
brewing kit....and in one week, I noticed small amounts of mold in the beer.
(during the first fermentation) Is this ok? Can I continue to go to step 2
of the fermentation process? Thanks to anyone that can help.


...mfat





Re: Mold In My Beer...Help!!!


On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 09:45:29 -0400, "Mfatoldsun"

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Are you sure it's mold? The fermentation produces CO2, which shows as
foam on the surface. It can resemble mold somewhat.

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"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and
why. Then do it."
- Robert Heinlein

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<< Are you sure it's mold? The fermentation produces CO2, which shows as
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Thanks so much for your reply! ....There is foam on the surface, but there
are 4 spots on the foam that are blue and fuzzy. We were very careful when
we made this. Cleansed and sterilized everything, and it does appear that it
looks like mold spoors. About the size of a quarter (all 4). Here of this
before? Thanks again,


...mfat



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Re: Mold In My Beer...Help!!!


On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 14:30:42 -0400, "Mfatoldsun"

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If it is mold, (and it probably is), it probably isn't going to be a
very good beer, unfortunately. Either your sanitation procedures
weren't as good as you thought, or maybe you were fermenting at too
high a temperature. At least that's what my handy copy of the "Joy of
Homebrewing"  says...

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"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and
why. Then do it."
- Robert Heinlein

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<<Either your sanitation procedures
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That is possible, but I had it in my basement were the temp wouldn't reach
over 75 degrees....should I continue to go to step 2 and bottle it and see
what happens? The rest of it doesn't look all that bad....


...mfat



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Re: Mold In My Beer...Help!!!


On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:47:11 -0400, "Mfatoldsun"

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I wouldn't, but the worst that can happen is you waste some time and
have wind up with a bad tasting beer. If it's your first batch, at
least you will get some practice with the rest of the steps though.

--
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and
why. Then do it."
- Robert Heinlein


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Ok, i'll abort. Thanks so much for your info. Big help!


...mfat



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