First Wort Hops (FWH) in Beer Revisited

by Brad Smith on November 19, 2012 · 8 comments

A few years back I wrote an article on First Wort Hopping (FWH)- a technique I’ve used frequently over the years to brew great beer. While my support for the technique has not changed, my understanding of it has evolved a bit. What is First Wort Hops? First wort hopping (FWH) is a technique that […]

Dry Hopping: Enhanced Hops Aroma

by Brad Smith on May 21, 2008 · 112 comments


Dry hopping is a great way to enhance the hoppy aroma of your home brewed beer. Real hopheads will tell you that in addition to boil and late hop additions, dry hopping is a preferred technique for preserving a burst of delicate hop aroma for IPAs and other hoppy beers.