Hello all! First post here, but been reading for quite a while, so Hello officially.
I have a strange goings on in my current batch, a pumpkin ale brewed on 9/20, i decided to finally get this into bottles and i realized my bucket lid hadn't been sealed when i switched it to secondary! uh oh! And the image is of what welcomed me, an 1/8" layer of weird krausen/film with a strong Apple smell, but it doesn't look like any bacterial infections I've seen pics of. Out side of not closing the bucket lid my F*** up included also forgetting to sanitize the bucket! I bottled an esb from my bucket and racked the current pumpkin ale into the bucket for secondary.
Could this be bacteria/mold or a 2nd krausen the 1st batches left over yeast finally taking off? I used Wyeast whitbread for the pumpkin, but had Wyeast Ringwood yeast in the previous batch, the yeast cake was rinsed out well, but not starsan-ed. Doh!
The weirdest part is that the beer and possible "krausen" don't really have much taste at all! The top layer is weird and soapy/oily feeling and looks like curdled milk on my fingers, but the "curdle" tastes like not much, a little chalky.
Any ideas on whats going on with this fubar beer? The OG was 1.049 and the gravity reading i took just now was some where between 1.02 and 1.01, the film made an accurate reading impossible.