I just siphoned my Pete's Wicked Ale clone to secondary ( and my Sawtooth clone). I always strain my wort going into primary, but I still get a little yucky stuff in the trub. My Sawtooth had typical, greenish trub (hop pellets) and other stuff. I used Safale S-04. My Pete's clone had a hard compact sediment that looked only like yeast. I used Wyeast American Ale yeast (1056, I believe) with a starter. After siphoning I poured off the beer that was just over the yeast and the stuff that was left was thicker than drywall putty and light colored. I added a little water and stirred it up- then it was the consistancy of very thick mud. I was going to do a yeast washing and save this yeast- is all that putty in there the yeast? I'd have to add a couple of quarts of water to wash this stuff. I poured it the the little water into a mason jar, and nothing is separating out. Should I add more water and attempt to wash, or save in the mason jar as is?