Originally Posted by Sharkman20
What does the whirlpool have to do with the hopping?
The whirlpool is an option, that is when you put your hops in at flame out and stir it up or use a pump to create a spiral flow of wort in the kettle. You can use a spoon or something as well. It helps to get the hops in solution and as they give off their lupulin and absorb wort they will settle in the middle of the kettle.
Then after 30 min or so, cool the wort, transfer to the fermenter, pitch yeast, profit.