I have a boil kettle without any sort of false bottom or screen to the out spigot. I use a Therminator wort chiller and want to keep the chunkies out of the chiller. I have been using a large nylon bag to put my hops in over the last year or so. This seems to work, but I am wondering if this is affecting my process at all. Do I need to change my alpha acid numbers to account for the bag? Also when I add Whirlfloc or Irish Moss to the last 15 minutes of the boil, I get a coating on the bag...will this affect my aroma hop additions?
Thanks for your input!