Originally Posted by allynlyon
I had seen that information as well. It's just tough to tell by feel. My zeus has felt "papery" since early on. While my cascade has not. I'm know the different kinds can have different looks and feels so i'm just trying to decide whats what. Thanks for the tips though. I'll try youtube.
Not all varieties will be the same, for example my Newports were curled out and spikey from the day they flowered. Where as my Columbus and Cascade were tight cones.
The tell tale sign is browning, once they are more or less done the tips of the flower will start browning and you may see some slight brown dots on the hops.
At that point pick em.