After recently reading a few posts in another thread here, in which the posters claimed to add dry hops un-bagged, I thought to myself, "That could save a bit of cleaning in the hop-bag department....let's give it a try!" So, I dumped in the pellets (Side note: accidentally added 300g of pellets, instead of the 200g I had in my recipe. Also, shortly wondered if everyone might be adding cones and not pellets!? But, meh, bugger it, what's the worst that can happen!?) and left them in the bucket a week. Today, I bottled, and wasn't thrilled... First and foremost, the hop-sludge at the bottom of my fermenter cost me at least a liter of good beer! Normally I would've been able to squeeze it back out of the bag. Secondly, not all bits of hops had sunk to the bottom, and despite filtering while transferring to the bottling bucket, there was still enough of them to wreak havoc with my fill tube! ...not to mention them in the bottle, but that i can live with (they will settle out). NO MORE DRY HOPPING WITHOUT A BAG FOR THIS GUY!!!