Is Mold Always Obvious?

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snow moon
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Is Mold Always Obvious?

Postby snow moon » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:28 am

Hi Wise Sisters,

I infused some lovely dried rose petals in olive oil ... admittedly forgot the bottle on the shelf for a bit, and it sat for about 8.5 weeks.

When I cracked it open I noticed a few miniscule white flecks on the top ... I thought perhaps it was plant matter, though it looked even more like some tiny oxygen bubbles. But of course there is always the dread of MOLD somewhere in my head.

I think I can proceed confidently, as in the past when something has gone moldy I've found it pretty blatant. But I don't have a mass of experience on this front so thought I would tap the collective wisdom.

What say you: Is mold is pretty self-evident, or could it be confused with tiny tiny oxygen bubbles? ;)

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Re: Is Mold Always Obvious?

Postby Singingcrowsings » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:08 pm

I've had little tiny flakes of mould show up in my miso. I just scoop them out, no biggie. I guess it depends on the type of mould and what it's on though? I'm not sure about infused oil.

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Re: Is Mold Always Obvious?

Postby ItalianBee » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:41 am

Maybe taste the little flakes?

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