So, I’m trying to perfect the “whirlpool” method of keeping the trub out of the fermenter. I’ve tried a couple methods now, and I have been so far unsuccessful. I used whirlfloc both times, though, and from what I’ve read, whirlfloc is suspect in making a whirlpool an impossibility.
Anyone have any comments on this? Is whirlfloc worth it? Does it really provide a clearer beer, all else held constant? Conversely, is the whirlpool worth it? I could just as easily strain the wort through a sanitized nylon paint strainer bag.
EDIT: Added a picture of my lack of a nice cone.