So I am new to home brewing, only 5 brews in, but got 2 more Saturday. I have been reading about FWH and how it still utilizes the bitterness of the 60min boil additions while still making it ‘smoother.’
So first off, I don’t really understand the mechanism or taste of FWH because I haven’t tasted a FWH beer that I’m aware of to compare it to or been brewing long enough to tinker with it.
Second, can you do it with extract beer kits like after you have steeped the grains, or would the lack of lots of malt make the hop utilization less? i.e. could/would you steep grains put in 1/3-1/2 the malt extract before the boil with the hops then? these questions could continue for a long while for sure.