Originally Posted by cheezydemon
...I thought you were putting them in a smoker to make a smoked porter or something.
What I was thinking as well.
I've read that smoking hops can give a relaxed state similar to cannabis (try erowid.org for more info).
I've tried it, it's not unpleasent taste-wise but a whole hop 'joint' didn't touch me.
I even had a whole lot of lupulin glands in the bottom of my hop dryer that I scraped up and 'spotted'. Again nothing.
I have also heard making a strong hop tea will give some relaxation but I haven't tried it.
It doesn't surprise me that the hops have some psychoactive ingredients.
Maybe it's just me but a beer drinking buzz is quite different than the buzz I get from consuming an equivalent amount of alcohol in other non-beer drinks.
Apparently the hop pickers are very chatty in the middle of the day and then all asleep at the end of the day just from the absorbtion of the oils through their hands.