Harvest Yeast From Fresh Hops? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Harvest Yeast From Fresh Hops?

Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
Apr 2012
Posts: 388
Liked 64 Times on 42 Posts

I have recently decided to collect some wild yeasts and experiment a little.

Does anybody know if hops fresh off the vine would have any wild yeasts on them?
Has anyone ever fermented a beer using yeast from hop? How did it turn out?

I have a couple Mt.Hood vines and would love to use the hops and wild yeast in a brew.
"If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all" - R.L. Burnside

Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
Vagrant's Avatar
Jun 2006
A Marriott near you
Posts: 134
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Wild yeast floats freely in the air. There is a high possibility that yeast could end up on hop leaves, for sure. However, you will most likely find them in higher concentrations on fruit where some sugars would be present giving you potentially a higher cell count of yeast.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DFH 75 min yeast harvest kickrjason Fermentation & Yeast 7 04-08-2012 01:49 PM
Yeast Harvest badhabit Fermentation & Yeast 3 03-07-2012 03:51 PM
Is it a good idea to harvest yeast from 3gen washed yeast? bratrules Fermentation & Yeast 5 04-26-2011 03:29 PM
How do I harvest the yeast from this Wyrmwood Fermentation & Yeast 11 03-09-2011 02:24 AM
hacker pschorr yeast HW yeast harvest mtags Fermentation & Yeast 4 01-04-2010 08:08 PM

Forum Jump