Thanks for all the suggestions. When I compared the hops I picked to the hops that came with the beer kit I noticed that mine had significantly less aroma. They were also much more brown. Given that this is my first batch I decided it's probably not a good idea to just go throwing everything I find into it
. I still really like the idea of growing my own hops but I think I'll take the suggestions and buy a known variety. Thanks again for the help. Cheers.