When brewing IPA's with large pellet hop additions do you use Socks?
Stockings, actually. I stuff a knee-high nylon with about an ounce of whole cone hops. Then I zip tie it over the out of my autosiphon tubing. When I rack out of my kettle the whole hops filter any hop bits passing through.
If it's really mucky in the kettle I'll also put a nylon over the "in" of the siphon to keep it from getting clogged. I usually have to keep moving the siphon in a figure 8 to keep it from getting jammed up enough to break the siphon.
Dry hops go in bareback. I like to live on the edge