First Wort Hopping

First wort hopping, or FWH is an old process where a brewer adds a large amount of his finishing hops to the kettle during the transfer from the mash tun. As the kettle fills with hot wort, the hops steep and release all the important oils and resins.

What is Hops?

Hops are the female flower clusters or seed cones of the hop vine Humulus lupulus, which are used as a flavouring and preservative agent in nearly all beer made today. They have been used for medicinal and food flavouring purposes since ancient times; by the 7th century in Carolingian monasteries in what is now Germany, […]