Originally Posted by texashomer
I'm planning on making a couple of kettles this week and wondered the same. Question - is it a big deal if you add the cold break to the fermentor? I use hop socks but will generally pour all the other contents into the fermentor.
After the chiller brings my wort down to the proper pitching temperature I pull it out and stir till I have a good whirlpool going then wait 10 minutes or so. I pour off almost all of the batch into the fermenter, leaving behind only the heaviest of the dregs (about 1/2 gallon or so).
Never had a problem so far.
I use Irish moss for the last ten minutes of the boil and my pellet hops are added without a hop sack.