I brewed a batch of Pale (first solo brew) and after pitching yeast (6 hours), noticed yellow clusters of what I think was mold. I thought I had an infection, so I siphoned off, and collected supernatant in clean carboy (trying hard not to interrupt the surface where most of the visible yellow clusters were).
Fermentation ramped up and was vigorous all day yesterday (brewed on Sunday) but a day later, today, I noticed visibly that it slowed. Now, I know fermentation is still going because I see bubbles, but what could be gong on here? I've seen other beers rage for 2-3 days before slowing like this...
New to brewing so I haven't really seen anything like this. Good news is that I no longer see any yellow.
Not sure how I contaminated the beer, or if was even me... Probably was, but that's not really important: I will try even harder next time to be clean. What I'm getting at is can mold cause slowing of fermentation and if so, what should I do - wait? Anything else I should keep in mind? Will it taste funny when done, etc?