I have a friend who is about to harvest a TON of hops and had a few questions about using them fresh off the vine:
-I already know that I'll need 4-6x the weight equal the same amount as dry, and seeing as I was planning on an IPA with around 65 IBUS, will there be any ill effects (especially in utilization) of putting that many hops in kettle? It'll probably be close to 2 1/2 lbs. in a 6 gallon boil.
-Is the dry hopping procedure the same here? Just using 4-6x more hops?
-And finally, I am really gaining anything by doing this? I realize the hops are fresher, but is there really that great of a benefit of using them right off the vine, or should I just wait for him to dry them out and brew with them per usual?
I'm in no dire need of hops or anything, just curious as to what everyone thinks.