Originally Posted by ChefRex
I have been wondering about this myself, is there harm in waiting and having the cones starting to dry on the bine? Mine had a very papery feeling and dried out very quickly, Still green and smelling great but would they be better if i pick them earlier?
Everything I have read on here is that it's better to pick late then too early. On the other hand there have been a few threads that mention garlicky, cheesy, onion smelling hops and in that case it's bad.
I posted another thread tonight because on the same bine i picked another batch and some of these have a funk to them that doesn't smell anywhere near as nice as the first batch I picked. I think there is a sweet spot for picking. I might have gone over by waiting a full week to pick the second batch.
One big learning adventure isn't it?