I made this pale ale. I pitched 04 after chilling. Unbeknownst to me (dumb moment) the bucket lid was barely open on the back side. I thought it wasn’t fermenting properly due to no airlock activity so after 48 hrs I pitched a pack of 05 just to be safe.
It’s been sitting at 68 degrees or so since the first pitching of yeast and it’s been about 3 1/2 weeks.
Anyway, I went down today to get set up for transferring to a keg (getting star san mixed up and such before dinner, have a 8mnth old so I have to do everything in quick stages ha) and I decided to take my first peek.
This is what I saw. It smells like good beer but I’m also getting a faint banana aroma that I didn’t expect. There are also a couple 2inch brain like cottage cheese thingys floating and I don’t know I’ve ever seen that before for beer that’s been sitting weeks after fermentation.
What do you guys think?
Thanks for any help!