Originally Posted by kpr121
Skipper, how much hop material are you seeing in the bottom of kettle/whirlpool cone when using the hop bags? Is it mostly break material?
With the bags used for hops, the stuff in the kettle bottom is mostly break material. Depending on the time they go in, I use multiple hop bags, I will see more or less hop material IN the bag that I have to dump after flameout. It certainly doesn't all break up, but a portion of it does and seeps out I'm guessing. I hang them from a double strainer over the top of the brew kettle, something similar to a hop spider but just made from what I had on hand. Since they hang from the strainer, it's easy to sit them on top of it after the boil so any trapped liquid can drain.