Originally Posted by HalfPint
Yeah, you would basically be washing it at that point. If you don't plan on removing the trub and stuff, why not just pour chilled wort directly onto cake? What your saying is doing the exact same thing as pitching onto a cake, but in another container.
Here's a thread on yeast washing. http://http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/yeast-washing-illustrated-41768/
I've read the yeast washing thread however no one appears to be doing quite what I am trying to accomplish.
I do plan on removing the trub. I basically just want to do one large "wash" in a growler...
-Pour water (how much is enough?) into primary, swirl, let settle for like 20 minutes.
-Pour that liquid from primary into large growler, let settle for like 20 minutes.
-Then decant off liquid directly into new wort in clean primary.
I'm just curious if this is a good approach and if it's enough yeast to pitch an IPA.