So Short story. I was on Craig's list and found a posting that a new home owner had a Nugget plant out back and wasn't able to use the hops so said anyone who wanted could come over and pick. So I inquired and said I would trade for some and he said he would make sure there was some left for me on Sunday to pick.
Picked enough to fill a four gallon bucket (just enough to fill my dehydrator) and placed the bucket in my car. They were in the car for about three hours before I got home to put them in the dehydrator.
This morning, open the care and greeted by the smell of fresh hops. Got back in the car about noon and again greeted with the smell of fresh hops. One last time to come home and guess what? Fresh hops.
My Monday started out a little rough. That was a great surprise aroma therapy.
I love fresh hops.