First Wort Hopping - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First Wort Hopping

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
smyrnaquince
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Concord, MA
Posts: 632
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts



Please help me understand First Wort Hopping (FWH). If I put hops in at 60 and boil them for an hour, the flavor and aroma get boiled away and all I get is bitterness. But, if I put the hops in before bringing the wort to a boil, then boil for an hour, I get flavor and and aroma as well as bitterness?

Why don't the flavor and aroma get boiled away with FHW the same as they do with hops @60?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,597
Liked 155 Times on 145 Posts


They do. Some people feel that FWH changes the characteristics of the bittering, but extensive testing by a member of OBC convinced me that it is a waste of hops.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
BigB
 
BigB's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Shelby Twp, MI
Posts: 1,755
Liked 45 Times on 39 Posts


I haven't tried it myself, mostly because I saw an interview or something with either Denny Conn or Charlie Papazian (sorry, can't remember specifics), but at at any rate, the gist of the story was that he did detect a minute difference, but not much. Now there are a few brewers that swear by it. I think like anything, it depends on what you perceive.
__________________
I love the sound of an airlock bubbling in the morning. It sounds like.....VICTORY.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TxBrew
It's now degenerating into nu uh and uh huhs and it no longer serves a point.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wort Chiller Leaking into my wort patd Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 28 07-14-2016 04:28 AM
Difference between dry hopping & flameout hopping? aidan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 10-18-2011 09:41 PM
First Wort Hopping..? Medevac_Chief Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-11-2011 02:12 PM
Hop reduction in full wort boil - first wort hops? weconway Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-15-2011 09:47 PM
"First Wort Hopping" mixmasterob Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 05-04-2010 03:59 PM


Forum Jump