Hi all! So this is my first post and my first couple of batches which are fermenting side by side. They are two 2.5 gallon APA extract batches with s-04 yeast, one is almost two weeks old and the other is just a few days.
I have searched and read FAQs and I don't want to make this a "is my beer infected" post
, but I can't help it! I need some advice...
The fermentation started fine, with nice krauzen and bubbling during the first 30 hours. I am using a fermenter with a spigot and I took a couple of samples and both batches smell awful with a bit of rotten eggs, a bunch of a kombucha-like smell and one faint tiny smell of beer in the distant background.
I had read about a week it should taste like flat beer but the taste is sour, definitely not any good. I can taste the beer in there but it is nothing but an after taste.
I made the two batches separately and both smell similar, the older one smells more, also the beer is full of white floating things which I assume are yeast.
Soo... Is my beer infected? I still intend to go all the way through to bottle conditioning in another week, hoping the smell will go away, but maybe I should cut my losses and try again...
Thanks a lot!