so, i've brewed a pilsner that has been bottling at 55 degrees for about 4 weeks. it should finish up on the 29th of august. i've got two problems.
one; i opened up a bottle early (about a week ago) just to see what was going on. i get a constant flow of bubbles, so much so that the flow of bubbles out of the bottle never subsides. by the time i pour the beer, half of it is gone due to the escaping bubbles. is this excessive carbonation? did i put too much priming sugar in the batch? will it fix itself in time?
second, after i opened up that first bottle, i closed it back up with about half the beer in the bottle and placed it back in the fridge at 55 degrees. when i checked it today, i noticed little solid things clinging to the walls on the dry portions of the bottle. they look like bugs. is the entire batch ruined? is this some sort of fungus, or is it a larvae of some kind? i'll try to take pics, but when i get the things out of the bottle, they're too small to tell what they are.
here are some pics, you may need to copy/paste the link into your browser...