Originally Posted by tschmitt
Yooper with your option 4, when I add hops later should I push them down into the wort all the way? Stir them in?
No definitely no stirring! gently put them in. Through osmosis, the beer permeates the hops. Some people bag them, but I do not.
You want to add the dryhops after yeast activity ends, and the beer is pretty clear. (Some sources say yeast in suspension can "cling" to the hops oils and pull them out when the yeast drop out but I'm not sure I totally agree with that, although it makes sense). Anyway, once the beer is clear, drop the hops in. Wait 5-7 days, and then rack to the bottling bucket.