I am five days into fermentation of what I hope to be a killer batch of american pale ale.
Tonight, I went to switch out the blow off tube back to an airlock for another five days or so to ensure fermentation is complete.
There was a small black "spec" where the blow off tube and neck of the carboy come together and I couldn't quite tell if it was actually a dead fruit fly or not. I have noticed a few buzzing around over the last few days, but it hasn't been that big of a problem.
I gently eased the blow off tube out of the carboy and "drop". In went the black spec before I could reach it.
I'm freaking out. Am I okay? Should I rack it to secondary? Leave it alone? Or, am I screwed?