Scum on fermented pickles
I have a crock of nicely fermented cucumber pickles and intended to refrigerate or can them 3 days ago.....but I got distracted. I had already removed the ziplok bags of water on top, and now there's a pretty thick layer of white scum.
Do I dare scrape off the scum and eat the pickles below (I would boil the brine before pouring back over the pickles....either for refrigerator or hot water bath storage.) Or is there a risk that I have contaminated the whole batch with that layer of aerobic scum on top?
Thanks for your help. I adore this Harvest forum!