Has anyone taken a 5g paint strainer back and slid it over their false bottom in order to filter the hops?
I use a hop spider / hanging hop bag now, but I've thought about experimenting with dropping the hops right into the boil. I use a pump & plate chiller, so I need to find a way to filter the pellet hops to keep the chiller from clogging.
It might clog, but that's a lot of surface area. I might to a quick experiment test. I guess I have to put a small hole in the middle to allow the dip tube to pass through.
(BTW, I posted this in the electric forum since I don't think it would work with a bottom-fired propane kettle).