« on: July 06, 2015, 11:42:24 AM »
That, and I think a lot of IBU calculators overestimate utilization at the homebrew scale. By calculating FWH as a 20-minute addition you may just be compensating for this overestimate and ending up with the IBU level you had intended in the first place.Thanks for all the comments re: calculating FWFs as 60 versus 20 minute additions. Clearly the evidence shows both the IBUs and the perception is closer/slightly over a 60 minute addition.
I'm still surprised that the several AIPAs and APAs that I brewed with FWFs calculated as 20 minute additions did not taste insanely bitter to me.
The American craft beer drinker palate has largely grown immune to hop bitterness. Now we jack up our perceptions of bitterness via salt additions (sulfate).
My opinion, calling it like I see it.