So I did a rye ale yesterday and its fermenting now. I decided that I want to use my fresh hops in it so after one week of fermenting I will add an ounce or so of my fresh hops. Do I have to do anything before I add them. Can I pick em and just toss them in the bucket? Do I need to crush them, or dry them?
I was wondering the same exact thing today as I was picking some of my hops.
I feel bummed. The nonsense writing spammer guy is getting more responses to his wackiness than this question.
From what I have read you can indeed dry hop with them fresh. It would just be a little bit different character than if they were dried. If I could have timed it right this year, I would have done some fresh dry hopping myself.