From the Gadget Issue, The Hop Squasher is simple, inexpensive and effective. I grabbed an inexpensive French press this weekend and have already put it to use. I have an IPA that I brewed in August and just put on the gas last week. Its lost a lot of hop flavor and aroma sitting in the keg. With the hop squasher, I can add amarillo to one pint and simcoe to the next! Simple....but pretty awesome!
Its got me thinking of other additions that I can put in my beer by the glass. Peppers (jalapeno, habenaro, serano) in pale ales, ambers or ipa's. Cilantro in a wheat or a saison? OK! Coffee in a porter or stout? Yes!
I also think it will inspire new hop combinations in my brewing. I can test them out in the hop squasher to see what I like and then start putting them in my beers when I brew or dry hop.