I didn't want to threadjack gmac's post so I'll start my own.
I just racked a pale ale to secondary to dry hop ( I want to reuse the slurry...I usually don't do secondary ). When I went to pour the slurry into my erhlenmeyer, I didn't move ( or was moving very slow ). It is the Wyeast 1968 strain so I expected it to be a little chunky. I was able to get most of it into the flask, but it is thick. ( Think of the scene from Robocop where they show you what he eats, except thicker )
I was thinking of boiling some water, cooling it, and then adding it to the flask to loosen it up a bit. I plan on reusing it this weekend for a pumpkin ale. Does this sound like it's a good idea? Kind of like a yeast rinse?