Originally Posted by TopherM
I've always heard that it takes 4X the amount of wet hops to = the utilization of dry hops due to the way the oils are utilized in each form. You also can only really use wet hops within a day or two of harvest, which is in the early fall here in the northern hemisphere. If it's not right off the vine, it isn't going to add a pleasent taste/aroma to the beer.
There really aren't many good reasons to use fresh wet hops IMHO unless you actually have direct access to the vines.
I dont think it has to do with the way the hops oils are utilized. I think it just has to do with the fact that wet hops are just that,full of water.
If you stick 1oz of dry hops in a batch, you proably need 4-5oz of wet hops to get the same amount of lupulin into the wort. Those 4-5oz of wet hops if dried down to 1oz would be the same as your store bought 1oz, if that makes sense.