Several years ago I brewed 3 separate batches of the Apricot Ale recipe on the same day. 1 for the wife, 1 for mother-in-law, and 1 for the ladies at a "Fight" party that was coming up. I pitched the same yeast strain into 3 separate carboys. After primary fermentaion was complete I noticed that 1 of them had this "Ropey" stuff floating in it. They looked like 2-3 inch clear strands floating everywhere in the beer (unfortunately tapeworm comes to mind....gross...sound familiar?) Going by the notion that nothing "bad" can live in beer, I tried them all. They all tasted the same so I racked to secondaries and put in my apricot flavoring. I kegged and carbonated....then gave the "ropey" one to my mother-in-law
I know that sounds wrong but it really tasted just about like the others. I had several glasses and never got the "ropey" stuff in the glass. I don't know, maybe they settled out? the only thing I noticed that for some reason the apricot flavoring didn't come through like it did in the others.