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Offline redzim

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FWH questions
« on: September 01, 2011, 05:02:26 PM »
I want to try FWH one of these days. Some noob questions:

1) Do you add the hops to the 1st runoff of wort, or only when you start the sparge? I assume the 1st runoff (duh) but want to make sure cause one website I saw mentioned adding them "when you sparge" which I assume they actually mean the 1st runoff....

2) How long is too long for the hops to sit in that wort before you begin boiling? 30 mins? 1 hr?  Is there a minimum time? Just trying to plan a brew day around it...

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Offline tygo

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Re: FWH questions
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 06:03:04 PM »
Yes, you add them to the first runoff.  Throw them in before you start running wort off into the kettle.  The comment on adding them when you start the sparge is from a fly sparging standpoint.  Same thing either way.

I wouldn't worry about how long they sit there provided you're running off and then boiling without letting them sit there overnight or something along those lines.  That might even be fine but I don't really know. 
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