Originally Posted by BrewFrisco
Cool - I am concearned about the bitterness overall - is it ok to leave the hops in from a taste standpoint? I can clear a beer fairly easily...I used the wirlfloc tab and plan to filter when I rack it to the secondary...then cold crash as you mentioned.
If filtering is sticking some kind of course mesh over the entrance of the racking cane, then that's OK. Otherwise, don't do it. It will just get oxygen into the wort.
The hops will settle to the bottom of the fermenter. If they have not settled, the yeast are still active and the beer should not be moved. After the hops have settled, you can rack and leave almost all of it in the primary.