I've always wanted to do this but never made the time. I have a bunch of hop pellets in my freezer from brews I have done over the summer. They are going on 2 months old since I bought them. I have no idea when they were harvested and packaged.
Instead of throwing them away or waiting until my next brew that calls for these, I decided to do some experimentation with them. I am going to make a bunch of hop teas. I will used RO water and do a boil just like I were doing a brew. I will add various hop additions along the way. Once cooled, taste the teas and experience the hops all by themselves.
I will post the results here.
My first one is almost done. It is a 60 minute boil of 9.7% Centennial that I bagged in June of 2012. I am aiming for about a 70 IBU. I will post all results here.
Next will be a 60 minute boil, same hops with a 5 minute aroma addition.