Author Topic: First Wort Hopping  (Read 1256 times)

Offline Steve Ruch

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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2017, 05:04:28 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 #16 on: July 27, 2017, 06:29:27 PM »
What do you guys perceive as the difference when it is FWH vs boil hopped?  I've done lots of both but never side by side.
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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 07:22:51 PM »
What do you guys perceive as the difference when it is FWH vs boil hopped?  I've done lots of both but never side by side.

FWH gives me smoother bitterness and a bit more hop flavor.
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Re: First Wort Hopping
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 07:36:53 PM »
Do you find that this is hop variety dependent?  I'm mainly curious about it if someone was using some really punchy hops (CTZ maybe) but wanted the bittering intensity/harshness to be lower while maintaining the flavor aspects of that hop.
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