Originally Posted by fartinmartin
Well there you go , we all do it our way, I would throw them in to the primary, then after three weeks rack off and cold crash.
The dry hop will disintegrate then float and eventually sink as sediment, for me only rack off when they have sunk.
You stated you wanted to "Dry Hop for 5 days when primary fermentation is ALMOST finished"
. Leaving your beer on the yeast for a while after fermentation is complete allows the little buggers time to clean up after themselves a bit and will help you achieve your goal.
I would dry hop in the primary.... After dry hopping I would rack the "Juice of the Gods" off of the trub in the primary and cold crash.... maybe add some gelatin if you want to get a little more clarity.
We all have our ways and preferences... but I see no reason to rack to a clean Carboy then add more ingredients that you are going to want to separate from your beer right before bottling or kegging. I can see racking off the trub into a clean vessel then adding ingredients that you won't separate before bottling.... like extract flavorings or VODKA! It seems like an extra unnecessary step to me that poses more hazards than benefits.