Fruit Scrap Vinegar - White Layer on Top

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Fruit Scrap Vinegar - White Layer on Top

Postby Amecocol on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:24 pm

I'm making fruit scrap vinegar using watermelon rinds, and after about 5 days it developed this weird white layer on top. I can't really describe it as a fuzzy mold, it's like this interconnected matrix of white scummy looking vines.

I did quite a bit of googling around and a ton of people have had this issue but there's never been a definitive answer about what exactly is going on and what to do. I thought maybe one of the experienced members here could put this issue to rest.

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Re: Fruit Scrap Vinegar - White Layer on Top

Postby Marveen on Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:28 am

Probably a bit late to reply but one of my vinegars has this, it smells yeasty and as I have read to ignore rid smells until the vinegar is done and the mother has developed I have done just that and stirred it into the mix. Still waiting to see how it develops. I am thinking though, or hoping that it is one of the necessary yeasts.
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