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Thread: first wort hopping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Hermosa Beach, California, USA

    first wort hopping

    Ive been playing alot with first wort hopping with great results. Is there an accurate formula for recipe calculations with this process?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    two resources:

    I have targeted 35% utilization for calculating the total hop addition over the past 10 yrs and have pretty good luck. I split the load into two additions, and I count 0% utilization for my "C" hop addition (know thats not true). I boil for 90 minutes. 35% may be a bit high for "A" hops (first addition)...but again it works for me. Look at your process, and maybe start out with 30 in A position, 25-28 in B position, and less than that for subsequent additions.

    There are lots of variables I did not address.

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