After cooling your wort, how many just pour straight into your fermentation vessel? How many use an auto siphon, strain/filter or some other method?
I’ve been using an auto siphon and trying to avoid the leftover hops in the bottom of my kettle when tranfering to my fermentor. But now that I’m doing larger batches I’ve been rethinking. The auto siphon takes a while on 10 gals and it seems I’m leaving a lot of wort behind by avoiding hops. In the meantime, I’ve seen guys:
Pour all of their wort into their feremtation vessel - hops and all.
Pour their wort into their fermentation vessel but try and leave behind the boiled hops.
Use a stainless pitcher to transfer wort into their fermentation vessel.
Pour their wort through a strainer to try and remove hops.
Use an auto siphon.
So what do you do and what do you suggest? Is there an advantage to leaving behind the hops before fermentation or am i wasting good wort?