I've spent a lot of time researching kettle components lately. One area that remains somewhat unsettled for me is methods for filtering and draining the boil kettle.
Rather than me trying to get feedback about any specific method, I'm more interested in your unsolicited opinions on the topic. So I'd like to simply ask y'all smart people to tell me what you like about any given method, or more likely, combination (tag team?) of methods. Where applicable, please comment on any related factor, such as chilling hardware, pump clogging potential, kettle dimensions, etc.
Here are our contenders:
* False Bottom
* Center-pickup dip tube
* Side-pickup dip tube
* Interior screen (specify details, ex. tube or flat circle)
* Exterior screen (specify details, ex. cheesecloth or sieve)
If I missed any methods, I'm sure you'll let me know.