So I have this IPA going that I racked to a secondary and then dry hopped with an ounce each of Amarillo and Cascade pellets. Been going for about 6 days and smells great. Was going to keg today but I can't get the hop matter to fall to the bottom along. I have lightly whirlpooled a couple times these past days and it seems to fall but then an hour later it has pretty much resurfaced. I usually use a hop bag and then end up losing the bag due to swelling and expansion so I tried just dumping them right in this time.
Anyone have any crafty ideas for racking without getting too much hop matter in the final product? I was thinking of making a "meth pipe" with a little chore boy in the end of the racking cane but figure it would only clog.
You might try putting a sanitized hop bag (have some spares sanitized for when the first one gets full) on the end of your racking cane/ pipe. You can tie it onto the hose/pipe if you like, but keep an eye on the bag so it doesn't get too full.
One thing I've done in the past is attach a sanitized mesh hops bag or any type of mesh bag to the end of the siphon tubing that goes into the keg. Attach the bag with a sanitized plastic zip tie. Try to attach it so the majority of the bag is below the zip tie so it will siphon into and through the bag without clogging.