If I may ask a few questions:
1 how do you calculate hop utilization then?
2 have you ever done a test yourself bewteen the two methods?
Originally Posted by JetSmooth
<snip> but until I see more data on that, it's a concern for me..
Instead of waiting for data why not get real first hand data yourself?
2 batchs -
1 with sugar in boil
1 with sugar in fermentor
Have a group of friends over and see if anybody can taste the difference, Final gravity is easy enough to test.
Its odd people keep doing the same habits based on old practices when in this case its easy enough to test.