the pliny clone I just bottled had a ton of hops both suspended and floating in the carboy, see pic. It was finished, but the pellet bits evidently create a surface for CO2 to grab on to and simply will not settle. I followed another suggestion on this great forum and simply took a large nylon grain bag, boiled it for 10 min to sanitize, then lined the inside of the bottling bucket with it. Since it is so large, there is no aeration/oxidation issues; rack to the bucket and it simply fills up. Once full, simply - slowly - lift the nylon bag out. It collects the bits and since it has such a large surface area does not get plugged up. Good Luck!!