I got a couple of the nugget rhizomes from our friends here at BHB. I know that alpha acid ratings can't be confirmed on homegrown hops, but does anyone know if they tend to stay in the ballpark of the industrially grown hops...or does the aa% drop a bit because I'm an amateur grower/harvester?
Also, what do people do to prep their fresh hops for brewing? Dunk in some cold water like you would any other fresh veggie to get the bugs and stuff off?? Is that going to strip out some yummy hop goodness?