I am just an extract brewer; I buy everything from NB. The instructions say:
"Fill primary fermenter with 2 gallons of cold water, then pour in the cooled wort. Leave any thick sludge in the bottom of the kettle."
I typically follow this instruction, but it seems odd to me. I can see from the colorization that there are traces of hops in there.
1) What is the point of this?
2) Should I continue to do it?