THIS happened to our first batch of home-brined olives ...
That's mold floating around the top of the water. Boo, hiss. I should have weighted them down so the olives stayed submerged.
NOTE: Before you preserve food at home, follow all safety instructions such as using clean equipment, etc. Some foods, including olives, can develop botulism. Blech.
Stay tuned for the results of the next effort.