Interesting. I respect your experience; have you tried any batches with bine dried hops?
Just wondering, because I have often thought about trying it.[/quote]
Nope. Just smelling them told me there was no point. They were brown, dry, and brittle and the only aroma they has was kinda like dead leaves.[/quote]
I guess I am not ready to dismiss it out of hand because mine still have considerable aroma and stickyness even though they are dried on the bine. If I did not have so many harvested hops to burn through, I might be willing to try it.
Over winter, yes these qualities diminish as they age and weather as B-Hoppy points out, time and the oxidation process takes over and hops degenerate over time.
[quote=“skipbittman2”]After messing around picking them for about an hour, it occurred to me that they might not even be useable.
I found a lot of conflicting info on the internet (as usual). What do you guys think?[/quote]
What, more conflicting info on the internet? Sorry about that. I would probally follow Dennys advice, but just curious…did they smell good when you mashed a few between finger and thumb?