I had three batches going in carboys and they all looked like this.
I say had three batches because I bottled one last night. Innkeeper.
As I went to bottle it, it smelled kinda twangy - and I thought, here I go again. Last time my beer smell/tasted like this I had a pale ale that tasted bad, not undrinkable,but bad enough that I figured out I didn’t want to drink it. Opened bottles to pour it and each bottle gushed.
Tastes kind of Belgian or lambic. Not like a British ale.
The faux krausen on it was there, after 3 weeks of fermenting. This jelly, opaque and milky krausen didn’t look like krausen.
I’m taking apart everything, replacing equipment, sanitizing and scrubbing, cleaning everything.
But what is it? What do I get to curse? (Aside from my poor cleaning.)