I just acquired a filter (http://www.brewerylane.com/buonvino.html
) from a friend who has decided he doesn't want to make wine any more.
I have noticed rather a lot of trub (I think that's the word) making its way from my boil-pot to my primary. I don't secondary, just primary for 2-4 weeks. Some of my beers have had the oft-cited "chill haze", but I really don't give a hoot about that.
What I'm wondering is; has anyone any experience with filtering the wort pre-pitch? The idea being to remove as much as possible of the particles otherwise carried over from boil to brew (hops, grain).
I also have not tried irish moss yet -- would that be a cheaper or better option to achieve a clearer end-product?