Originally Posted by samc
I'd actually suggest to you that using washed yeast on your second homebrew ever might be a mistake. Nail down all your brewing processes before getting into yeast harvest, etc.
Just one guys opinion!
Yeast washing is very simple. No reason to not jump into it right from the start. You'll want to make a starter with it first anyway, so you'll be able to smell and taste the starter before pitching to mkae sure all is ok with the yeast.