So I know there's a lot of threads about repitching yeast, but I'm in the middle of a brew day and need a little advice.
I just moved a high IBU IPA into a secondary. I'm brewing a porter right now with a target OG of 1.068. I didn't make a starter like I usually do, have one vial of wlp002. I typically make a starter based on mrmaltys calculations....but due to time constraints didn't get around to it. I was going to rack the wort directly on top of the IPA cake but its very high in IBU and I tend to keep this porter on the lower end of that scale.
So instead, I sanitized a quart sized jar, swirled the yeast cake, and filled the jar with the slurry. I've got it sitting in the fridge at the moment and its starting to separate.
Should I just not mess with the slurry and just pitch the single vial into the wort? Or should I let the jar settle for next hr and pour the top layer slowly into another sanitized jar and pitch that whole thing into my fermenter? Or do both?
If I do pitch the slurry, how much shoukd i pitch and will the hop matter come with it affecting flavor?