Bacteria in my brew?

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MeinBrew

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Hey guys and gals. Made a Moose Drool clone and after 2 days it started to look like the picture below although this picture is after 5 days fermentation. None of the other beers I've made have looked like this. Is bacteria to blame? Thanks for the help!

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Thanks for the quick reply. No funny smells, the stuff on top just looks really thick, almost gooey.
 

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Looks like a healthy fermentation to me. What yeast did you use?
 
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WLP001 California ale yeast. Thanks for the reassurance. Guess I'll find out in a couple weeks! This is also the first time I've used a thermostat on my fermentation fridge. Holding at a solid 68 degrees.
 
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Just realized that this was the first brew that I added Irish moss to. Thinking that is the.reason for the coagulation.
 

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could be. Looks like a lot of the other fermentation pictures I've seen on here.
 
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Update

Kegged this yesterday and it tastes awesome. Can't wait to see how it develops over the next few weeks. Thanks for the help wveryone
 

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This is part of the reason I brew in buckets. I stick with sound sanitation and don't have to see how ugly fermentation gets. 2-3 weeks in the bucket I'll give it a gravity check to see if its ready.
 
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