Novice brewer here, with just 2 extract batches under my belt.
I have a batch of NBs Dead Ringer in secondary right now and added the 1 oz of hop pellets direct to the secondary last wednesday night, per the “by the book” procedure.
A few hours later they had all dispersed into a uniform layer on top of the beer. Since then they have begun to settle, but there is still a fair amount of plant matter floating around near the surface. If I give the carboy a gentle shake I can some particles that begin to settle through the beer down toward the bottom, but there seems to be a persistent presence of hope remnants near the top. It’s sitting at about 68F.
Here’s the question: Is this normal? Will moving it to a colder spot help these things settle? Should I just ignore it and be careful when I siphon to the bottling bucket in a week or so? No big deal?
Any perspectives appreciated. Thanks All.