Originally Posted by Maltose
I am also worried about hop utilization. It seems like there is too large of a barrier between the wort and as previously stated, can clog and absorb a good bit of your wort. I plan on doing a whirlpool on my 10g setup via a whirlpool IC.
The nylon bags I had from the LHBS were thick and not very porous. I would worry about utilization with them for sure, but I am not worried about these things with the paint strainer bags.
Here is a pic of one of the bags. There are TWO
layers of the bag between my hand and the camera here.
They really are ideal for holding the hops. As for absorption.... I pull the bag up out of the wort and let the wort drain while I am chilling. There is very little wort lost.