Ok, so I recently just used a WLP002 1.5L starter to make a Stone IPA clone and it's turning out GREAT! The problem is I went to wash the yeast and with all the hops in there from the break, it was near impossible.
I tried to wash it anyway but the yeast was so heavy and clumpy, that it fell to the botton before the trub/hops did. So, here's my plan . . please tell me if its wrong . .
start with a 1L starter. Move that to 1.5, then move that to 2L (I'm capped off at 2L since I only have a 2L flask.). Once that has fermented all the beer, then its time to stick it in the fridge and let it sit for a day or two. I'll then decant most of the liquid (as much as possible, without losing to much yeast) and then pour in all the pre-boiled and cooled water sitting in the canning jars; stir up enough to get all the yeast in suspension and then quickly pour off the liquid back into the jars. At this point it will just be time to make sure they are not going to continue fermenting by keepin an eye on them, and burping them if needed for the next week or so.
what you think?