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Offline David

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First Wort Hopping
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »
When exactly, would one add, "First Wort Hopping" if one were employing the BIAB method?

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 07:37:19 PM »
When you turn on the flame to boil
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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:47:27 PM »
All right then, will do. 

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 08:40:36 PM »
I add them when collecting my first runnings.
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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 08:45:33 PM »
I add them when collecting my first runnings.

As do I, but the OP is BIAB so his best bet is most likely to add them immediately after pulling the bag and right before he starts the flame on the boil kettle.

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 08:47:42 PM »
I add them when collecting my first runnings.

As do I, but the OP is BIAB so his best bet is most likely to add them immediately after pulling the bag and right before he starts the flame on the boil kettle.

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 08:51:23 PM »
I add them when collecting my first runnings.

As do I, but the OP is BIAB so his best bet is most likely to add them immediately after pulling the bag and right before he starts the flame on the boil kettle.

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 09:26:04 PM »
In BIAB, I always aim to get some soak time for FWH prior to ramping up to the boil since that better approximates the "traditional" method of FWHing.  I'll put the hops in alongside the grain bag and submerged. I generally do this as the mashout begins.  This gives the mashout time plus ramp-to-boil time for the FWHs.  That's how my drummer beats ;)

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 10:52:06 PM »
In BIAB, I always aim to get some soak time for FWH prior to ramping up to the boil since that better approximates the "traditional" method of FWHing.  I'll put the hops in alongside the grain bag and submerged. I generally do this as the mashout begins.  This gives the mashout time plus ramp-to-boil time for the FWHs.  That's how my drummer beats ;)

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 11:59:43 PM »
I do first wort hopping quite often when I do BIAB (full volume). I have always added the hops right after pulling the bag.  Heat on the stove goes on and the hops go in.

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 01:53:29 PM »
For FWH I slip the hops in as soon as I raise the basket high enough to get clearance, then let them steep for about 30 minutes before cranking up the power to start the boil...

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 03:01:23 PM »
FWH is no more special than boil hops.  Add them anytime before reaching a boil, or even a minute or two after.  You shouldn't be able to taste any difference.
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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 04:35:15 PM »
FWH is no more special than boil hops.  Add them anytime before reaching a boil, or even a minute or two after.  You shouldn't be able to taste any difference.

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 04:44:34 PM »
FWH is no more special than boil hops.  Add them anytime before reaching a boil, or even a minute or two after.  You shouldn't be able to taste any difference.

Unless you can....

I can.  ;)

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 05:00:09 PM »
FWH is no more special than boil hops.  Add them anytime before reaching a boil, or even a minute or two after.  You shouldn't be able to taste any difference.

Unless you can....

I can.  ;)

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