I got a recipe for IPA which says to insert Amarillo hops 5-6 days before bottling.
The question is how the hops need to be inserted - can I just drop them into the container and stir, or should I boil them beforehand?
My worries are:
That the hops are not sterile and may contaminate the container with bacteria.
That they won't pass the flavor if they will just sink to the bottom of the container.