moderators i have no idea where to place this thread as it seems infection threads are everywhere, sorry if this was a bad choice.
i've had a few batches now since before i went all-grain and after that have exhibited similarly odd characteristics. at the surface of the beer their always develops a slick grayish (not oily) film with a few bubbles, if left for a few weeks it develops into what i can only describe as the surface of the space-balls planet. if left even longer it develops the white strings i've associated with a brett infection (by picture only, i've no experience in that). i've soldiered on in all my brews since i've noticed the development by simply bottling before it ever got too strange looking and really i haven't tasted anything off; no thinness, gushers, off-flavours, etc. indicating an infection (granted my brews don't last very long once i'm happy with carbonation). i'm leaving a few of my previous beers around for a few months thinking that if it is brett it will develop brett-like characteristics in a few months.
anybody have any idea what i'm talking about? any ideas/suggestion? not enough info/description?
thanks as always for any replies