WTH hit my wort?

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  1. LarryDTX

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    #1 LarryDTX, Jun 20, 2019
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    20190620_091141.jpg I am not sure, since I have not seen this before, but it looks like I have some sort of mold in my wort on an all extract beer I am making. I did the same as always, which was to oxygenate my wort before pitching for 10 minutes using a sanitized air stone and hose. Everything was sanitized before starting so I am not sure what happened here.

    This was the last of the Mr. Beer extracts I had. Nothing added except their booster. It was not out of date, nor was the yeast. I took a gravity reading today and that's when I found THIS:



    Any help is appreciated. Does this need to be trashed or what?
     
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    Your image is broken.
     
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    You can taste it to be sure, but that looks like a dumper to me.
     
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    Welcome to sour beers! :D :D
     
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    So that's what it looks like huh.
     
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    Sorry, still learning the board software, so I linked it instead from one of my websites.
    20190620_091141.jpg
     
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    did you use a HEPA filter with the Oxy?? What ever it is, it's all the same strain!
     
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    I've had similar looking stuff on my beer and it wasn't bad... Taste a sample from under the pellicle and see if it is good. If so, the beer should be okay.
     
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    I had given it a small taste before I looked in on it, did not taste sour or any thing. Any idea if the pellicle will drop out when I cold crash it? Or do I need to try to siphon it out. Again, as I said, I never had this happen before.

    Thanks
     
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    just siphon from underneath, it'll be fine
     
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    If it sits long enough it'll develop either off flavors or pleasant sour flavors. I've got one right now that went the same way. I put big can of blackberry puree in it and let it go. It's a lovely light fruited sour now.
    BTW...if you're bottling, you could easily run into trouble. When it carbs to sufficient volumes, get it cold and keep it that way.
     
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    That's weird, kind of looks like my jar of BE-256 yeast, not sure what the hell I'm looking at.

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    I can't see me using it though.
     
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    Looks like froasting on a cake kinda yum but probably yuck.
     
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    Looks like what happens to parafin when you put some in water heat it up and let it cool on its own. Happy solstice
     
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    Yeah, I don't think I'd be pitching that yeast if it was me. :D :D
     
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    Yeah I gave it a wiff and it definitely had some nice sour notes to it, additionally it had some rotten dying animal tones to is so I tossed it and ran the jar through the dishwasher.
     
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