So i just tried to pull a sample out with my 1/4" hard tube. It was taking forever, so like a smart logical guy, I was like, oh I'll just pull it out by sucking on the tube, then putting my thumb over the tube to stop it and pull it out. Well I didn't really have more of a plan than that and it came up, and dropped right back into my carboy. VERY little went in my mouth and back down the straw. I tried to pull it out quickly, but I don't know if I got bacteria in it. So I decided to go to the hardware store tomorrow and get an actual tube I can use as a wine thief and test with hydrometer.
Any thoughts as to if my beer is ruined now?!?! I really hope it's not. I did have a little I tasted (not enough for my hydrometer), and it was quite delicious, just flat. I hope it's ok.