I've been blessed by my first infection! Im seriously hoping this makes my beer taste even more awesome than originally intended
Just a little background:
This was an Imperial Stout Kit from NB made per instructions and with Wyeast 1728. I split it into (2) 3gal carboys for aging/additions. The one you're currently looking at is the portion that actually was transferred and has been sitting without any additions for 3 weeks. The carboys were crystal clear until...
About a week ago, I went to top off my airlocks with diluted starsan, noticed a few fruitflies had wandered into the airlock and decided to take the airlock off. I covered the carboy and rinsed and changed the solution completely before re-installing the airlock.
Funny thing is, I did the same with the other 3gal split which I added Oak to... There's something in that one too, but not nearly as much nor does it look anything like this with the film floating across the top. I'll get a picture of that one tomorrow but it doesn't really concern me as much as the one pictured.
I had planned to age these for a Holiday Stout. I was going to start adding a few more things to it in september/october... My question is... At this point, should I age it as it is with this stuff floating on top? Or should I rack from underneath into another sanitized carboy?
I kind of feel like its one of those damned if you do, damned if you dont situations... Anyone with experience able to chime in?