Hello to the NB forum, I have been reading for some time and always find it to be useful… Just now getting around to posting.
I have read up some on the FWH method, and will be trying it for the first time in an IPA. I plan to nix the traditional 60 min bittering, and instead use FWH, plus additional late kettle hopping at 15/10/5/0 minutes.
My understanding is that the FWH will provide a perceived bitterness similar to a 20 min addition.
My question, for any who have experience with the FWH, is whether it matters (a) how long the sparging process takes, and (b) how long the boil is (i.e. 60 vs 90 min) with regard to the effects of the FWH in the final beer.
THank you in advance for any feedback