Yeah, the strainer thing does work, but you have to empty it a couple of times. Not that big a deal though. That's how I handle the brews where I don't use, or forget to use
, hop bags. But the strainer is too late in the process if I want to drain the wort via the kettle spigot, which I always do when doing 10 gal batches, and usually do even with 5 gal.