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Old 10-26-2008, 02:30 PM   #21
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What if I had this...

Original Recipe:
1oz Columbus @ 60 min
.5 oz Columbus @ 30 min
.5oz Cascade @ 20 min
.5oz Cascade @ 5 min



If I wanted to FWH this thing would I simply add the 1oz of Columbus as a FWH, then add the three remaining additions as they were previously scheduled?

I FWH every beer I make. If I were to FWH this hop schedule, it'd look like this:

1oz Cascade FWH
1oz Columbus @ 60min
.5oz Columbus @ 30min
Dry hop?

FWH hopping really smooths out the bitterness. However, you still need the 60min addition to the beer to get that "hop bite". I have made several beers with nothing but FWH and late hop additions and I really missed the "hop bite".


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Old 10-26-2008, 04:20 PM   #22
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I FWH every beer I make. If I were to FWH this hop schedule, it'd look like this:

1oz Cascade FWH
1oz Columbus @ 60min
.5oz Columbus @ 30min
Dry hop?

FWH hopping really smooths out the bitterness. However, you still need the 60min addition to the beer to get that "hop bite". I have made several beers with nothing but FWH and late hop additions and I really missed the "hop bite".

I think you missed it because we have been missing the point to FWH... read the article I posted in this thread... it does not recommend doing away with your 60 min hop addition, in fact it speaks ONLY of moving up your 5-20 min hop additions. It also states only to move up noble, aroma and low AA hops. It warns against moving up higher AA hops to FHW. After some research, I finally get it!


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Old 10-26-2008, 07:59 PM   #23
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Eh, i just did my first FWH on my first AG, and went a little nuts i think. Here's my hopping schedule:

.5 oz Chinook 13% FWH
.5 oz Cascade ?% FWH
1 oz Chinook 13% 90 minutes
1 oz Centennial 8% 60 minutes
1 oz Centennial 8% 30 minutes
.5 oz Chinook 13% 5 minutes
.5 oz Cascade ?% 5 minutes
+ dry hops.

All of these are whole leaf, incidentally.

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Old 10-26-2008, 10:24 PM   #24
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Eh, maybe... Chinooks are not noble or aroma hops, that beer is prolly going to be quite bitter. They say to only move up noble or aroma hops that would be used late in the boil, to the FWH. Cascade is a good choice, and they recommend up to 30% of the hop bill...

Probably could have moved up all of your Cascade finishing hops, and left the high AA hops where they were.

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:56 AM   #25
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Though, you must know, I am not expert, only read a couple articles.

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Primary- AIR
Secondary- Fire In The Hole
Keg1- Centennial Blonde
Keg2- Oktoberfest
Keg3- Christmas Spice Ale
Keg4- AIR
Keg5- AIR
Keg6- AIR
Keg7- AIR
Keg8- AIR

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:58 PM   #26
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Yeah, but i did it on purpose. IIPA and all that

Edit: Just posting as a reference, and i'll let you know how it turns out.

Actually, Chinook's aroma is pretty nice.

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Aroma on them is good, just concerned about the high AA, let us know how it turns out!

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Old 11-14-2008, 08:11 PM   #28
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Update on FW hopping... WOW! I used this technique on my Circle City Haus Ale and the Orange/Cascasde APA that I just brewed and I have to say, I have never tasted hop bitterness and flavor like this ever before. It is so... um, ROUND and fills your mouth, without the sharp BITE that youd expect in some brews. I love it, I am hooked. My APA is like eating Cascades, without the bite, and they taste so good!

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Update on FW hopping... WOW! !

Can you explain the original hop schedule and then the FWH schedule for clarity? TIA.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #30
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Basically I moved up 25% of the hops, taking them from the final addition, to FWH. The original recipe is posted here, it was:

90 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
35 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
20 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
5 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA

NEW schedule:

FWH .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
90 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
35 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA
20 min .25 oz Cascade 7.4AA



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