After a long brew day I had left my wort in the brew pot in the fermenting fridge to finish cooling to pitch temp. Pulled it out at 9:30pm and was getting ready to transfer into the carboy when I saw one little dead insect "doing the backstroke."
After some cursing and internal debate I decided to boil it back up for five minutes and rechill, then pitch tomorrow.
Would anyone have just pitched anyway? It was a really small bug but lord (of the flies) knows what it might have regurgitated, right?