If I pick ones that look like that, and give it a rub, it is not good, cheesy and like vegetables going bad.
Really interesting, thanks.
FWIW, I am not talking about using the hops right now...I was thinking more around Thanksgiving time before winter set in.
I think I might try it this year, and have kind of an experimental approach in mind in order to eliminate some variables. Thinking of two batches using Dennys RIPA recipe with Mt Hood and CTZ... one with normal harvest time and drying techniques, and then a later second batch using the same plants but with bine dried hops sometime in November.
I guess I am just intrigued by what the age might bring to the party...I mean we have regular hopping, mash hopping, first wort hopping, dry hopping, fresh and wet hopping...why not bine dried hopping