Originally Posted by IrregularPulse
Lots of things SUCK if you're not setup to use them. Don't say Pellets SUCK, Say pellets suck for your particular setup.
Agreed. I used to use hop bags and would worry about trub and hot/cold break making it into the fermenter. However I read that some trub is good for the yeast and that some people just toss the entire brew pot contents into the fermenter. Since then, I've quit using hop bags unless I'm making a double IPA with a crazy amount of hops. I whirlpool my wort in the brew pot, rack off the edge of the pot and if a little trub or hop debris makes it way into the fermenter, no biggie. Everything gets taken care of in the fermenter and careful racking from then on.
The only whole hops I use come from my garden.