Originally Posted by tozebeach
Would it be bad just to put the said hop debris in the primary?
You could transfer the hop material to the fermenter BUT you really don't want it in the bottles so your gonna loose that volume at some step in the process. That volume could be as much as 1 gallon in a beer like pliny. That's why you aim for 6 gallons to offset the volume lost to hops. Understand?
This means a bigger boil (if you do full volume boils)
a bigger fermenter (if you can't strain out the hops as they come out of the brew pot)
Remember there is like 7 OZ of dry hops as well. Pliny is just nuts