Originally Posted by MikeG
Thnx for the feedback guys. I primary reason to remove those is to dry-hop but I'm afraid the 2oz of whole leaf cascade hops I have left will just soak up more beer!
I saw another post where people aren't happy with the uberhopped beers but I'm the kind that does. Just like my cream, I like to add a little coffee to it!
I just finished dry hopping with 2oz of cascades and man those things like to balloon up. Mine sat at the top for the whole 2 weeks.
I also used whole leaf cascades while brewing and to filter them out when going into the primary. I used a Bed Bath & Beyond - Kitchen Food Prep/Gadgets Strainer/Colander
the big one and put it at the top of my funnel going into the carboy. I had to stop when the strainer was full of hops to dump it, and the hops soaked up a lot of liquid, but no hops went into the primary.
When I kegged the secondary, I used the strainer to skim the top surface to get 90% of the hops and then again to catch anything that came out to not go into the keg when I transferred it.
Worked out just fine.