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What's this in my cider

Post by jaquiss2005 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:55 pm

Got several demijohns of cider on the go using different apples I have collected and pressed. Using natural yeast of apples to ferment. Pressed some coxes apples a month ago and have this floating inside. Any idea what it is? Looks like honeycomb!
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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by DeadFall » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:00 pm

Mother of Vinegar?
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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by oldbloke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:03 pm

How fine was the mesh on your press? I get stuff like that with some fruit wines, and it's just pulp clumped and buoyed by the yeast.
If it smells OK that's probably what it is, and it will eventually sink (may need some encouragement)
OTOH, if it smells like vinegar...

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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by jaquiss2005 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:10 pm

Checked and smells fine - certainly no vinegary hint at all

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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by Wonkydonkey » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 pm

I think if you look up keeving, your answer will be in there, somting like pectin jell and partials and co2 making it rise

There's a link on this forum about keeving. I will see if I can find it

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i had a look and, although I can't find anything that really stands out as an answer for you, but I still say pectin jell, but I can say My 1st small batch of cider 7lts did what yours is doing but mine did not rise as a was drinking it as a refreshment, while I was making the rest of my cider

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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by Jim » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Wonkydonkey wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 pm
I think if you look up keeving, your answer will be in there, somting like pectin jell and partials and co2 making it rise

There's a link on this forum about keeving. I will see if I can find it

Edit
i had a look and, although I can't find anything that really stands out as an answer for you, but I still say pectin jell, but I can say My 1st small batch of cider 7lts did what yours is doing but mine did not rise as a was drinking it as a refreshment, while I was making the rest of my cider

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http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/cider_1.htm
Yes, have a look at page 2 of that article, which mentions what they call the 'Chapeau Brun' - I think that's what you have there, and it's all perfectly normal and helps the cider to clear.
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Re: What's this in my cider

Post by Wonkydonkey » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:25 am

And while I think about it, while I was sipping my 1st 7lts, when I got to the bit that you wondering what it is. It did have a different texture/mouthfeel. I drank a bit of it but tried to leave it in the plastic fv while I siphoned out my refreshment.


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