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Did a Double batch of a West Coast IPA today, everything went to schedule until I was running the wort through the plate chiller into the fermenter. I don't know if any of another other brewers have noticed these tiny flies, smaller than vinegar flies, they are so small they are hard to see. Anyway they must be attracted to the smell of wort because I've noticed they like to get inside the fermenter while it is filling, so what I do is sling a nlce big piece of clean rag over the fementer to keep these buggers out. Anyway, I had finished filling the 60L fermenter and took the rag off and to my horror there was a big green bastard floating on top flapping it's wings trying to get out. I freaked and dragged the bastard out with my fingers, dropped the prick back in then scooped it out again and atomized it on the pavers with my size 10. Now I'm freaking out about what sort of shit is going to be breeding in my wort. Anyone else had experiences with flies in their wort and lived to tell?