I opened up my fermenter to add nutmeg (soaked in vodka) to my pumpkin ale, and found this:
It’s the first time I’ve ever had an infected batch and the first time I’ve ever used the conical.
What do I do? It’s 15 gallons of what is normally a phenomenal beer. Should I try to drink it anyway? It doesn’t smell bad, it just has that disgusting spider film on top. Can I skim it off?
Also, what should I do to rehab my equipment? This is a a plastic conical, so some edges are a little rough, but there aren’t any scratches as far as I could tell. And if I do try to drink it, I assume it’ll infect my keg, too? How do I clean that?
I’m so bummed right now.
EDIT: I just tasted it, and it tastes fine (not as sweet as I would have expected, but definitely not sour).
What should I do? Get it out of there immediately, or let it do its thing? It’s not supposed to be done for another week.