Here's the setup: I have a 10-gal brew kettle with a weldless valve on it that is located about 1" above the bottom line of the pot. I use Whirlfloc in the boil (about 5 min from finish) and then use an immersion chiller to get the wort to between 90-100F. I then lift the kettle up to the top of my brew sculpture to hook up my plate chiller, and take a few minutes to let the Trub settle before starting the flow through the plate chiller (which works by gravity) down directly to the carboy. Usually I have my valve open at least 3/4 of the way, lest the wort get too cold. I am still getting some Trub in the beer this way, despite my efforts to get it to settle out. My question, then, is if it might be better to try and create a whirlpool to concentrate the Trub into a cone in the middle of the kettle before starting the flow through the plate chiller? Or would the relatively fast flow suck out the Trub regardless? Any insights on what might be the best method under these circumstances?