The heatwave going on in California is forcing me to harvest or lose my hops this year. I will need to harvest in the morning to avoid the heat later in the day, but I won't have time to actually brew until the afternoon or evening. My plan is to refrigerate the hops until I'm ready to throw them into the boil. Does anyone do this? If not, what is the longest time you've let the hops sit out before they end up in a beer/wort?