So i brewed an oktoberfest ale about two weeks ago. It fermented as i expected with an OG of 1.049, very quickly. I have let it rest since in primary and I opened up my ale pail to check on it today and it did not smell as nice as i would hope. In addition, theres this thin white layer over top that almost looks plastic. I've had this happen before when I foolishly made my first mash tun using a PVC pipe which is not tolerant to high temps and i figured it was just a result of that. But this time, no pvc. I used the same system i use every time with an igloo mash tun to my ale pail (sometimes i use a glass carboy but the pail is just easier to use).
I will try to post a picture but I dont know how to upload one on here from my camera. I will add one if i figure it out.
Standard infection? Or is my ale pail getting over used and now the plastic is rubbing off into the brew while it ferments? Thanks a lot, guys.