I think I'll try top cropping via the blow-off hose. I usually run my hose into a 1 gal. pitcher, filled about half-full usually with star san solution. With a good sticky yeast, like Weizen, I get a big load of top crop, but until now I've never thought of harvesting it. I checked Chris and Jamil's yeast book, and searched the forum, no luck. So, if I were to give this a shot, presuming that star san would hurt the yeast, I would probably use boiled and cooled water, or beer, in the pitcher. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Is this one of those "duh, I missed what everybody knows" moments? or am I not seeing why it's a bad idea?