Originally Posted by j_oracle
I have tried the "whirlpool technique" to try and remove the break/hops from the wort after cooling the wort without any luck. I felt I was wasting too much wort(about a 1/4 of the volume) and this was with a very aggressive stir and waiting an hour until siphoning. I never had developed any kind of "cone" in the middle more like a very fluffy loose layer that never compacts.
I'm sorry to hear that the wirlpooling didn't work for you. Especially since you waited long enough for it to settle.
Next time I brew, I'll take some pictures and make a more detailed how-to for it.
But don't worry if it didn't work for you and you have lots of trub in the primary, it will all settle out and left behind when you rack to the secondary.