Hello - I'm looking for some help on my 2nd batch of beer. There is some floating stuff (that I'm hoping isnt' mold on top) Here's what I did and a couple of photos are below. I used a Mr. Beer American Devil IPA cans of HME and made it per instructions. After a day in the fermentor, I noticed a leak coming from the spigot - so I racked it to a 6 gal fermentor with airlock. After another day, there was no activity in the airlock and figured that the yeast was bad per many other posts that I had read. So I added, some fresh Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast. Which kept my airlock going for over 2 weeks. Life got busy and the wort stayed in the fermentor for ~5weeks. When I took the lid off the bucket here's what I saw.
Fyi, no gravity readings were taken, when the lid was removed there was a heavy alcohal smell, however, I did taste it and other than being pretty "hoppy" it didn't taste "bad" - again this is only my second batch. Any thoughts on appearence?