I am working on my first batch, a Dead Ringer kit, and the directions call for adding hops to the secondary.
I have been reading a lot about brewing and I’m thinking that I may just keep it in the primary the whole time. It seems there is a lot of info out there saying that racking to the secondary isn’t necessary. This is ok with me as I want to keep things as simple as possible.
Can I add the hops to the primary fermenter? Do I just dump them in? Do I need to sanitize them somehow? How do I get the hops out when it comes time to bottle?