Yes, it was malted wheat and I just steeped it with the Crystal 20L for 30 min at 150-155. I had some left over from the previous weekend when I brewed Ken’s MLPA recipe found here:
I would have left the C 20 out but I was already brewing by the time I saw the replies. It is probably the heaviest beer I’ve done considering all that went into a 2.5 gallon batch instead of 5 gallons.
One weird thing. I added my homegrown cascade that I’d picked in June. Everything normal. The other three ounces I added, each 1 oz at 15, 10 and 5min, were some that I had picked mid July. These had a bit more brown on them when I picked but they smelled way better than the first picking. I had vacuum sealed 3 oz all in one bag.
Weird thing is once I added the July hops, I noticed there were seeds floating around in the pot!!! wtf is that? I’ve never had seeds in my homegrown hops before?! How could this happen. There were seeds floating all over the top of my wort while it was boiling. The only thing that I can think of is that the extreme heat this summer stressed the plants out they kinda hermaphrodited out?
I know the cousin of the Hop Plant has been known to go hermie when stressed and females will produce seeds with no males around but hops?
Anyone ever had this happen before?
Also edited to add that this is what they looked like in the pot. Are the things in this picture/forum thread seeds or unbroken lupulin glands?