Putting Some Numbers on First Wort & Mash Hop Additions

  • Speaker: David Curtis
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

First wort hopping is a method many homebrewers use with the idea that it adds a smoother bitterness and a unique flavor contribution to their beer. Mash hopping is avoided by many brewers because it is commonly thought to be a waste of good hops. David Curtis of Bell’s Brewery’s General Store will review an experiment that isolates these two hopping techniques with the goal of putting a strong data point on exactly what contribution they make to finished beer.

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