We made a braggot, that was supposed to be for our wedding in august. however, i noticed today that it looks infected. It was perfectly healthly all through primary, we transferred on sunday to secondary and now it has a film on top of the beer.
I have looked at photos online and here, and believe it to be some sort of brettanomyces. the film has no bubbles to it, but looks kind of white or ashy, possibly a bit powdery?
I figure this one is a loss as far as wedding beer goes, however, i am wondering if we couldn't just infect it with a White labs or Wyeast strain of Brett or other funky bugs and let it go as a sour braggot.
Alcohol was 9% when checked during transfer.
can you "save" a beer with brett? if so, what strain should we use? we have about 9 to 12 different strains to choose from.
I will post a photo if i can get it to upload.