Originally Posted by NZLunchie
I throw pellets into a muslin bag and into the primary. I've never used a secondary and probably never will.
I too don't use a secondary unless it is a brew that doesn't require dry hopping and I need an extra fermenting bucket.
I use both pellets and whole leaf hops and I also use a muslin bag or a paint strainer bag. I usually add sanitized marbles to the bag for weight and tie the bag to my bucket handle using sanitized fishing line.
I've never tried dry hopping with pellets without a muslin hop sock, but I have tried it using whole leaf hops without a muslin sock and found it was a major PITA to rack my brew to the bottling bucket as my auto siphon kept getting clogged with floating hops and I ended up wasting about a gallong of good beer because of it?!