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Old 01-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #31
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As for the OP, any truth to this? I searched google for Anheuser Busch Amarillo and the only things that came up were related to a location, not a hop.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:06 PM   #32
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I'm pretty sure there won't be any big announcement confirming it. So we'll just have to wait to see if they are even more scarce next year, if that's possible.

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I got a kg from my HBS last week - expensive at 45$ or so! Said a local microbrewery left them 5kg of it. Smells great, can't wait to brew a DIPA with it. The guy said I was super lucky but Ibeg to differ at that price!

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I think we're all losing sight of what's important here. Which is that Twitter rumors are stupid and should never ever be believed until verified by a reputable source.

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You know what I've always wondered regarding these proprietary hops and the farms that grow them?

Obviously I'm not condoning or trying to give any ideas here, but how has nobody leaked rhizomes onto the market? All it would take is a flashlight and a shovel. And maybe a few IPAs..

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #36
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You know what I've always wondered regarding these proprietary hops and the farms that grow them?

Obviously I'm not condoning or trying to give any ideas here, but how has nobody leaked rhizomes onto the market? All it would take is a flashlight and a shovel. And maybe a few IPAs..
My friend, don’t forget the need to lawyer up if someone did such a thing. Brewers could begin to fight the cost of these patented hops if they just start using substitutes.
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There are tales of brewers finding seeds in their whole cones package. They wouldn't be a clone like from a rhizome but it would get you darn close. There's the chance of it being even better!

Unfortunately, if these tales are true, either the brewer wasn't a very skilled hop grower or they are just as stingy with their rhizomes.

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There are a few guys in Texas growing Amarillo hops.

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There are tales of brewers finding seeds in their whole cones package. They wouldn't be a clone like from a rhizome but it would get you darn close. There's the chance of it being even better!

Unfortunately, if these tales are true, either the brewer wasn't a very skilled hop grower or they are just as stingy with their rhizomes.
That's crazy! Ill keep an eye out for them haha.

Wouldn't surprise me though, if they pasteurized the hops in order to sterilize the DNA matter from being propagated.. If that's even possible
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hop cones are kiln dried, i would expect that process to kill off the seeds.

only way that i've heard that will work (if you're lucky) is to order fresh (green) hops in the fall, hope that there is a viable piece of stalk in there, root that, then keep it going all winter until you can move it outside - and hope the damn thing survives all the stress. certainly not an easy thing to do.

and yes, if the patent owners hear that you have some of their protected intellectual property you can expect a threatening letter from their lawyers, regardless of how you obtained the plant material.

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