Last Wednesday I made a cranberry wheat beer (half batch...about 2.5 gallons). Not sure if it's relevant but I used 3 lbs of DME, a lot of hops, and one envelope of Wyeast Propagator. While I realize now I should've used an activator, I'll admit this was my second batch and didn't realize it until it was time to pitch the yeast...so I went ahead anyway (maybe this turned my wort into a giant fermenting bucket of starter?).
The fermentation hasn't been terribly active and has altogether stopped for a while now. When I looked into the bucket, I saw what I presume to be an ugly, ugly krausen. It was kind of slimy, green from the hop residue but it was receding. I figured that this wasn't something I wanted to let keep on my beer and since it had been a week and 2 days, I figured it wasn't a big deal. So I used a sanitized spatula to remove this. No big deal. I put the lid and airlock back on, now being able to actually see the fermenting wort/beer again.
Long story short, I decide to bottle this morning (by this time it had been a week and about 3 days since I started) since the fermentation seemed to have stopped. When I removed the cover to put the sugar water in for priming, I noticed that there was a bit of light traces of foam and maybe one bubble came up. After seeing that, I decided to stop with the bottling process until I could figure out if my yeast had come back with a second wind.
Does anyone have an idea as to what's going on and whether I should let it keep fermenting or just bottle it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer me some sage advice.