Should I Put My Hops In A Bag?

Question:

Is it recommended to strain out the hops before adding the wort into the primary fermenter or can they be left directly in the wort?

I have read a couple of differing recommendations in the directions I have used when making my first couple of batches. I would appreciate any advice you can give on this.

Answer:

If you want, you can put the hops in one of those nylon steeping bags. A bit still gets through, but it makes it easy to remove most of the used hops.

You can also try using one of those filters that snaps into the funnel, but I’ve heard that will frequently get clogged.

I’ve found the best way to do it is to add them in and let them settle out, I haven’t had any trouble doing it this way and my beer has always been very clear.