OK I'm making an IPA and I opted out of secondary fermentation. To be honest, my friends and I rather like a cloudy IPA, so clarity isn't an issue for me. When this is the case, I do primary only for a few weeks. I think this helps the flavor.
Anyway, I just dry hopped it today and added my bourbon soaked toasted oak chips, and then I realized that the bench I had it on needs to be secured. I weighed the options, and I figured a ruined batch of beer is still better than a smashed carboy, so I picked it up (thank god for carboy handles and a long blow off tube) and moved it to a better place, trying to move it as little as possible. When I started, there was a nice thick layer of hops on the surface.
Sadly, as carefully as I tried to move it, I created a hurricane of hops in the beer. Almost all of them sank to the bottom, then half of them started floating up, swirling around, and some of them sank right to the bottom.
Is this something I should be concerned about? Is this going to impact the flavor of the beer or the dry hopping process at all??