I was just wondering, for those of you who use whole hops, do you often see seeds in your wort? I'm just kind of curious as to whether there are wild hops in this part of Wisconsin that might have fertilized my plant, or if there are always a few seeds in there regardless of fertilization. My guess is the latter but I don't know. It didn't seem like there were a ton of seeds, just a few.
Also, has anyone on here ever planted hop seeds and been successful with it? I would be interested in learning more about crossing breeds to come up with something new. Perhaps I could develop a cross-breed between Hallertauer (my favorite variety) and native Wisconsin hops. I think that would be really cool.
To sum up: Seeds; are they common, or always present? Or did my plant likely get fertilized? Can the seeds be grown successfully by an amateur? Anyone know much about cross-breeding? Discuss.
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