The cure.

JohnFonda

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I tried ordering some of those small hygrometers from Amazon twice. Anything coming from China isn't like to come any time soon. Neither order has arrived.

I'm trying to cure my first grow and I'm winging it.
I waited too long myself. The minis had bad reviews I should have just bought a boveda to calibrate them and went from there. Winging it can be tough the first few times. Just pay attention to if the buds are sticking together when rolled in the jar, if so give them a long burp and shuffle. Maybe a few here and there instead of one long one. A big part is deciding when to jar. I've had it both ways. You cant come back to a cure from too dry but too wet you can mold your herb. Balance young grasshopper.
 

JohnFonda

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If they smell like hay especially after a few days they need to be taken out to air if real wet or just more burp action.
 
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The Spider-Man is having me for dinner tonight
Cobweb? I'm confused? I ate spiderman myself. . Baldmountain you did better than me. Left for a few days and the temps went up and down and the humidity spiked. Should have set the central air on some kind of permanent. Cant rely on the damn weather man. Chose the perfect days to cut and they turned out to be the worst. Pretty sure the air got stagnant when it got warmer than the heat setting. This time I ran the exhaust lighter to encourage a slower dry as I been reading up on. Think I ran it too light as well. Needless to say I fucked up and chucked another harvest. Worst feeling. Especially when backup is the next harvest. Thankfully I cut the majority of larf and small stuff off prior. Gonna have to be stingy with the gummies.
 

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Cobweb? I'm confused? I ate spiderman myself. . Baldmountain you did better than me. Left for a few days and the temps went up and down and the humidity spiked. Should have set the central air on some kind of permanent. Cant rely on the damn weather man. Chose the perfect days to cut and they turned out to be the worst. Pretty sure the air got stagnant when it got warmer than the heat setting. This time I ran the exhaust lighter to encourage a slower dry as I been reading up on. Think I ran it too light as well. Needless to say I fucked up and chucked another harvest. Worst feeling. Especially when backup is the next harvest. Thankfully I cut the majority of larf and small stuff off prior. Gonna have to be stingy with the gummies.
Show me show me show me how you do that trick ....

The cure 😅
 

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I used to hold my buds at 62-64, they actually cured. They got dark as fuck.

It was real bitch for me because i was super uptight about it. I wouldn't risk over drying so I jar them early and they req'd constant attention.

Now, I dry them til they're dry (I don't burp them unless I want to smell them)
Bag up the plant.
Trim when I get to it.
Result is sticky, smelly buds. Stay bright green though, which I think people like to see.


Kingrow1 would be so proud of me LMFAO
 

JohnFonda

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I used to hold my buds at 62-64, they actually cured. They got dark as fuck.

It was real bitch for me because i was super uptight about it. I wouldn't risk over drying so I jar them early and they req'd constant attention.

Now, I dry them til they're dry (I don't burp them unless I want to smell them)
Bag up the plant.
Trim when I get to it.
Result is sticky, smelly buds. Stay bright green though, which I think people like to see.


Kingrow1 would be so proud of me LMFAO
How tasty are they though. Flavor change and development can be huge in these stages. Had some shit that smelt like diesel and dog farts. Smelt like cheese and tasted like sugared milk by the time it finished. Still working on getting the process dialed in. I understand the fear though. I lost 1 harvest during a grow and 1 after due to mold. My whole life fits in a suv for the most part so I domt have as much control over things as I would like to. Have to be able to set up, cut, pack up and roll to the next job. Different environments make such a huge difference on ever aspect of a grow.
 

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Weight is my key.

I wash my flowers with a peroxide solution after harvest just to get any gnat-shit off, and as a preventative against mold.

I have to hang them in front of a fan to dry back out, so knowing the "pre-wash" weight is key to not putting it away damp.

I monitor that weight as they dry. We all know you get about 20-22% of your wet weight as a final tally. I use that % to know when to jar it.

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Here's the three little plants I just took down.
After 3-4 days I'll weigh the whole mess and see where it's at. Once it gets to that 25% weight I buck-n-jar it with 62% packs.
 

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Weight is my key.

I wash my flowers with a peroxide solution after harvest just to get any gnat-shit off, and as a preventative against mold.

I have to hang them in front of a fan to dry back out, so knowing the "pre-wash" weight is key to not putting it away damp.

I monitor that weight as they dry. We all know you get about 20-22% of your wet weight as a final tally. I use that % to know when to jar it.

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Here's the three little plants I just took down.
After 3-4 days I'll weigh the whole mess and see where it's at. Once it gets to that 25% weight I buck-n-jar it with 62% packs.
Wow u jar when u hit a certain number? That's awesome , always used the feel and snap method lol.
 

H.A.F.

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Wow u jar when u hit a certain number? That's awesome , always used the feel and snap method lol.
I'll check that on the fatter tops, just because they dry slower, but getting it close enough to the final weight without going under keeps them from over-drying.

At first I don't just burp. I'll empty each jar and make sure it isn't stuck together creating hot-spots. I'll also re-weigh it after it airs a little bit before I re-jar it.

At about the time they stop losing weight and sticking together, they are at 62%. Good for longer term storage with weekly burps for a bit.
 

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How tasty are they though. Flavor change and development can be huge in these stages. Had some shit that smelt like diesel and dog farts. Smelt like cheese and tasted like sugared milk by the time it finished. Still working on getting the process dialed in. I understand the fear though. I lost 1 harvest during a grow and 1 after due to mold. My whole life fits in a suv for the most part so I domt have as much control over things as I would like to. Have to be able to set up, cut, pack up and roll to the next job. Different environments make such a huge difference on ever aspect of a grow.
I don't I hear my shit is bomb as fuck, and longer it sits, better is gets.
I recently got rid of some 10 month cured weed. Best I think I grew. Nugs were biggest fan or sure. People love all my shit, maybe they lie idk I doubt it though lol
 
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KMOG

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So where I live is 65% humidity in the house. So my buds sort of cure while they’re hanging. I can jar up to two months after I chop without the buds being crispy, probably longer just never tried it, lol 😝