Originally Posted by uechikid
They haven't died yet. They are still growing. When the do die I will cut them back again.
I understand that, but if you cut them to the ground after harvest, you're damaging the hops and it'll fight to grow again until it naturally dies. As said above, letting them grow until they naturally die, and THEN cutting them off at the ground is a much better way to ensure more growth the following year.