After several batches of straining hop pellet mush when pouring wort into primary I decided to just pour the whole pot in. Straining it is a hassel since the hop mush blocks the strainer and I have to empty it 5+ times after waiting for it to slowwwly drain through.
What affect will leaving my hops in the primary do? Hoppier? Nothing?
I don't think it makes much difference. I don't think you get added hoppiness - I think the hoppiness is all gone into the beer by then - but I could be very wrong on that.
One issue I did have when I did something similar is that my transfer to secondary seemed to be a lot less than normal - maybe more liquid absorbed into the hop debris, couldn't siphon as much as normal. But it could be that I'm new to AG and I'm basically all over the place with measurements, probably just didn't have enough liquid to start with.
I have not noticed anything but more trouble racking. The hops easily unsettle when trying to get the last little bit at the bottom so I feel you lose more beer. I plan to now always use the whirlpool/siphon technique I found illustrated on here.