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Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Harvest Yeast From Fresh Hops?

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.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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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.
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