Is there any relation between crush and the amount of break material generated?
My LHBS has a very fine crush. Which is nice because I get great efficiency with it. But I tend to get loads of hot and cold break, usually the bottom 3 inches of my 10 gallon kettle post chilling. You can whirlpool until you're blue in the face but its too much to get into a cone. Re my process I use whirlfloc at 15 mins, IC typically to 64ish degrees, the attempt a whirpool and let it settle 15 or so minutes before transferring.
Thoughts? I really don't mind SOME break material going into my fermenter, but what I'm getting now is just too much and I don't really want to go to an 8 or 8.5 gallon boil to get 5.5 into my carboys.