Elderflower Champagne and Mould

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Elderflower Champagne and Mould

Post by mm391 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm


I am making my first batch of elderflower champagne. Its been fermenting about for about 3 days and I have noticed what looks like little areas of mould. Can advise me if this is ok or if I can skim them off the top or if I have to start a new batch?

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Re: Elderflower Champagne and Mould

Post by orlando » Sun May 24, 2020 7:55 am

Are you sure it isn't yeast flocs?
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Re: Elderflower Champagne and Mould

Post by wanus » Sun May 24, 2020 1:17 pm

Hello mm.I`m also planning my first elderflower champagne as soon as the elder in my hedgerow comes into bloom.
There are early signs its starting to.You must live further south than i do.Anyway i hope orlando`s right about it only being flocs.
Welcome to JBK and i hope your champers turns out ok [-o<
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FV 2:Empty
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