Can you brew a tea to compare them? I have seen that mentioned as a means for estimating alpha acid content. If you brew a tea with a few cones, and compare that against teas made with known hops (a few nugget pellets, for example) I would think you could at least know if you have a match or not. Seems a lower cost/lower financial risk option than a full batch of beer with unknown hops. I have not done this, though may need to, as a couple of my plants got shuffled and became mystery plants. I am just throwing this out as an idea. Has anyone tried this?