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From my experiences when using pellets they do dissolve and if you dry hop for at least a weak tend to settle to the bottom making it easy to keep it clear as long as you are careful with your siphon. I added and ounce of NZ cascade whole hops, 1 oz of centennial pellets and 1 oz of american cascade pellets to my winter ale this past weekend, the pellets are already starting to settle a bit as well as some loose leaves from the whole hops that are already saturated. I will be dry hopping for about 3 weeks though and then it will sit in the keg till middle/end of december which is when I made it for, even with this amount of pellets I get very little trub in the bottom of my kegs.
Yah the pellets dissolve, the 2 oz currently dryhopping for me dissolved after 24 hours and are kinda mixed with the leaf hops at the top and bottom of my carboy. they usually completely settle after about a week, leaf hops take a little longer, but I am dry hopping this batch for 3-4 weeks so basically everything in mine should settle by the time I keg it.