Thanks for the quick feedback.
A few additional comments/thoughts.
I am not against having trub in my fermentation tank.
I have heard that it helps the yeast. I just want more beer from my batch and less problems racking to the keg,
I may just try to whirlpool next time by clamping my return hose inside the pot and see how that goes as suggested above. Send me pics of your setup if possible for that scenario.
Adding a 2nd port is very easy...I will just buy the same assemble that came with the MegaPot and install it same height as the Temp Probe (4 gal mark) and to the right 3-4 inches over (1/3 up as recommended here). It has to look good.
There was a local brew off a few week back where this guy had a $6k Spike Brewing system.
He had dedicated whirlpool ports and when he was finished, all of the Trub was in the center and none made it to the fermentation tank. Amazing.
In my humble setup,
I use only 1 burner and 1 SS pump (for everything).
Having a whirlpool with an Immersion Chiller means you don't have to keep moving the chiller for efficiency. That is being taken care of by the whirlpool.
Wanted to try a NEIPA where alot of hops are added in the whirlpool stage.