With my new brewing system, I added the ability to recirculate my wort from the bottom of the kettle, through a chugger, and back into the top of the kettle. I did this in an attempt to speed up the cool down process, thus reducing exposure time and to take less time overall doing something mundane.
I also went back to using my whirlfloc tablets, which I normally love. The clumps were substantial and I was happy with that, they were floating which doesn’t always happen… But then when I went to cool down, the clumps got broken up by the recirc. Luckily the pump never clogged, but still… It sorta defeated the purpose. I guess it could technically still help solids fall out during fermentation. My question is… Could I have sanitized a slotted scoop or SS strainer and manually removed the clumps that were floating? I would do this once the boil had ended but before recirc. I don’t see a problem with this in theory, but I figured it was worth asking before trying.