So I harvested a full five gallon bucket of wet hops from my garden, and I mean a FULL bucket. With the harvesting all that Nugget hops, it was time to make another SMaSH beer. This time I decided to make two variants, one with light malt and one with dark malt. Last year, I made SMaSHing Nuggets. This year, I modified the recipe a little bit, and created SMaSHing Nuggets 2.
When I went out and harvested, I barely got much off the plant from the inside parts of the two bines. I recklessly went through and pulled out handfuls of whole hops, from all over the bines. In less than an hour I had filled a 5 gallon bucket and still left a bunch of the plants. So, I had pounds of hops to work with. Wet hop beers are a great thing to make, as the fresh flavors cannot be beat. So I started into SMaSHing Nuggets 2 just a few hours after the harvest.