i am still fairly new to homebrewing. currently on my 4th batch. In talking to someone at the st. paul store they said that for dry hopping, whole leaf hops work much better, so i went with that. I was wondering, what is the best way to dry hop? the instructions from the extract kits ive used just say to toss 'em in, basically. however, one of the videos on the site says to put them into the bottom of the carboy and then rack your beer into that carboy. i only have 2 carboys and the other one is full of another beer right now, so thats not an option. (yeah, i know, i need more carboys).
I didnt really think of this until after i already added the hops on top of the beer in the carboy(second fermenter). since they were whole leafs they are just sitting on the top and havent really absorbed. should i stir them in or somehow push them down? thanks for any advice, still gettin' the hang of this.