OK first off, before I get to the question, I have been making beer now for a little over a year, I have done the normal extract kits to all grain, single fusion. About six months ago, after about fifteen brews gone by, I started to wash my yeast, now I have enough yeast to just about go into business selling the stuff, I don’t think I will do that but I have the inventory. The question that I have is this, if the yeast that I have washed can still have some residual favors left over from the previous brew, why not just use “fresh” yeast and make a huge start, then collect some of that yeast to use in the future? My line of thought is this, first I really don’t need that much yeast, if I could double the amount of yeast in a WL tube that would be plenty for me, and second it would products a “cleaner” line of yeast for the next brew? Does that make sense and I can give get a starter big enough to really triple the cell amount from a factory tube?