Originally Posted by jman
1) just toss them in
2) i put all of those in at the same time and leave them in for 5-7 days
just make sure you slide a hop bag or something over your siphon tube when you rack. that'll keep any hop particulates out of the finished product.
Yep, like Jman says, I just throw in the hops. Whole hops will float for a few days, and you can VERY gently agitate the fermenter to get them to sink a bit faster. Pellets just atomize and sink. I use both without issue.
If you dry hop in a keg, use a hop bag with whole hops only. Add a couple sanitized marbles or some other non-reactive weight to get them to sink.
I have never covered the racking cane with a hop bag over it(though that would filter even more), the little plastic tip seems to work OK for me.