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View attachment 48386 View attachment 48387 View attachment 48388 View attachment 48389 So I have two gallons of the same batch of grapefruit wine. One has developed a peculiar white ring at the top of the wine where it terminates in the neck of the jug. Anyone seen this before? Should I be concerned with it? Is it just some residual fermentation? I ask because the other is clear with no ring. I have attached pictures as well. I hope I didn’t get some kind of fungus or something. Its my first wine and it would be a shame to lose half of it.
 

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Not sure, but try giving it a bit of a shake. See if it doesn't start falling to the bottom. Maybe a shot of k-meta (campden tabs) at this time also. Don"t have a lot of information like wherein the ferment process are you. Is it done, still fermenting, or been aging for a while. Arne.
 

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This has come up in threads before. I get it in some as as well.
I tell myself its just dead yeast.
It seems to happen more in my top up carboys and younger secondaries ( these have more lees )
It usualy sticks to the car boy during clearing racking.
 

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Not sure, but try giving it a bit of a shake. See if it doesn't start falling to the bottom. Maybe a shot of k-meta (campden tabs) at this time also. Don"t have a lot of information like wherein the ferment process are you. Is it done, still fermenting, or been aging for a while. Arne.
It’s been aging for a little while. A couple months now. Fermentation totally done,
 

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This has come up in threads before. I get it in some as as well.
I tell myself its just dead yeast.
It seems to happen more in my top up carboys and younger secondaries ( these have more lees )
It usualy sticks to the car boy during clearing racking.
I was thinking something like that, some kind of residual but, being a beginner I just don’t have the experience to make a sound judgement on it. I was trying not to be too worried and be cool about it and failing miserably! My poor baby wine!
 

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This has come up in threads before. I get it in some as as well.
I tell myself its just dead yeast.
It seems to happen more in my top up carboys and younger secondaries ( these have more lees )
It usualy sticks to the car boy during clearing racking.
Would you bottle it?
 

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Let sit it. Rack it at three montns most of it should stick to the car boy. I ve drawn it off with my glass turkey baster.
If your ready to bottle you might strain it through a reusable coffee filter.
 

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Let sit it. Rack it at three montns most of it should stick to the car boy. I ve drawn it off with my glass turkey baster.
If your ready to bottle you might strain it through a reusable coffee filter.
Sweet! Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try with the filter and see what happens. I really like that idea
 

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Don't worry about the white ring. It is highly the breakdown rubbish from a malo lacto fermentation. MLF is good. Allow it to work then rack in a month. Then again another month after that. Treating your ferment with potassium metabisulphite at each racking.
 
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