I am an extract brewer who uses pellet hops, so I get quite a lot of sludge in my wort. I typically filter with a colander and/or mesh cloth from kettle to carboy, but I slacked a little bit on this most recent brew. Was that because my broken foot limited my ability to stay upright long enough to strain well? Maybe. But I'm wondering what difference, if any, this will make. I'm thinking that most of the solids will settle out during fermentation anyway, so that may be a moot point. Also, I use Irish Moss, so I was wondering whether straining would also remove so much of the moss that its efficacy in the fermenter is limited. That said, could less stringent straining actually lead to clearer beer?