I just brewed an extract kit with specialty grains (hoppy amber). Part of the recipe called for Amarillo hops at 10 minutes and at flameout. The only Amarillo I could get was whole leaf hops. Having never used whole leaf hops before, I ran into a bit of a problem. I just threw them into my brewpot whole. When it came time to transfer to my carboy, my strainer quickly became clogged. Needless to say, I wound up with a considerable amount of hop leaves in the carboy. My question is this: should I transfer to a secondary as soon as fermentation dies down? I normally do not do secondary fermentation. But I am planning on leaving this for a month or so, so I am concerned about potential effects of leaving that material in contact with the beer for so long. Thanks everyone.