I did a batch of American Lager a few months ago and I think it got some sort of infection. Well I just cracked a Red Ale that I brewed in July and I think it's infected as well.
These are the first batches that I've used a glass carboy for a secondary. Is it possible to leave a brew in a secondary for too long? Also, I know that we had some mold in the basement where the carboy has been sitting.
Also, is there a way to disinfect my gear (assuming that it is infected)? I've heard that I need to replace everything plastic, but everything I have is plastic. I can't afford to replace everything.