Cherry wine weirdness

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  1. Oct 16, 2019 #1

    Shehanie Collette Silva

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    Yeah, all my posts starts with some kind of weirdness. . Okay, so I bucket fermented about 4kg of sweet dark frozen cherries, added about 4 liters of100% Cherry juice blend (aroma reminiscent faintly of Maraschino cherries). Racked into 2.5 gallons of clean and sanitized glass carboys.2x 1gal +1x .5gal.

    Here's the weirdness. It's been sitting there bone dry for about 3 weeks now. No weird smells, just bone dry. Been busy trying to complete 1.5gal of peach and bottle it. Then I noticed that the .5gal bottle has some weird spots almost a pattern, and I loathe to say colonies(?) here and there, below the waterline. I can also see something that looks similar to oil floating on top, here and there. No strange smells, or taste, last time I checked. Haven't seen it on the 1 gallon carboys. Maybe I should take a real close look, the darn things a heavy , anyone else experience anything like this? I will be disappointed if I have to throw away 2.5gallons, meant to be bottled and given away for Christmas along with the Peach. (A 'White' and a 'Red' in a gift bag)
     
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    salcoco

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    it may be a film bacteria. check your ph to make sure in range. rack the wine and double dose with K-meta. keep air lock on keep air out.
     
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