This is my second year growing centennial and cascade hops. Last fall I harvested and dried the hops, then made a rather generic but tasty IPA using 1 oz of Golding pellets for bittering. I then put the cones that I had dried and harvested into a nylon bag, and added the bag to the boil at the 45 minute mark.
Seemed to work well, the IPA had a noticeable but not overwhelming floral aroma. I'm unsure if that's the best way to utilize homegrown hops though.
So to you hop growers...what methods do you use to add your hops to your homebrew? Do you break up or grind the cones, use any sort of bag, etc? How about for dry hopping (I've only dry hopped with pellets before).