A coworker told me that the previous owner of his house planted hop vines on his back fence, and that I could help myself. I filled a 5 gallon bucket up to the 2 gallon mark this evening and will be drying them on a window screen tomorrow, then using my wife’s vacuum sealer to keep them O2 free while I freeze them for later.
The question I have is, how long should I let them dry on the screens? I live in an apartment and have not been able to plant hops myself, so this is my first “harvest”. Is there a visible sign I should look for to know when they’re dry? Should I let them sit overnight, a few hours, days, etc?