Originally Posted by streetbs
Because I wouldn't be using a secondary, would it be a good idea to add Finnings to help keep the beer clearer? And where do I stand then with adding hops to the brew?
I never use finings (friends of mine are vegetarian, and most finings are not vegan/vegetarian) but in 3 weeks the beer still should be pretty clear. If not, you could put the fermenter someplace cold (like in a fridge) and the cold temperature should cause any floaties to fall out. That's usually not necessary either, but some people do that.
About a week before bottling day, open the fermenter and gently drop in the hops without splashing. And then close it back up.