that's an idea. the piled boxes.
So I only got a room the size of a normal bed room to work with. my system and 5 plants currently take up the majority of the space.. how can i go about drying/curing my 5 plants when they are done flowering? what are some simple inexpensive ways to do it, i figure putting them in some boxes hanging from strings, have a couple boxes on top of each other and do somethin like that but i dont really know honestly..
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that's an idea. the piled boxes.
I want to sail away to a distant shore..........an' live like an ape man.
You can't dry & cure in a lit room.
That'll break down the cannabinoids.
And the temperature and RH will probably be an issue if you have not sealed off the growing room.
Best bet in that case is a ventilated dark space, like a dresser with some fans built in.
Edit: Can't*. What a spelling mistake.
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Lay the buds on a window screen. Laying flat of course. Place where it gets air moving around it and it's dry. Closets with an incandescent bulbs work great if a small fan is in it to move air. Usually takes a good week to properly dry and may take longer.
Aw did I hurt your little ass feelings, sweetheart?
I like the window screen idea. I bet you could even use a spacer and stack multiple screens on top of each other, then cover it with something to block out the light. You might even be able to buy Sweater Dryer Racks off Amazon for a few bucks and stack those.
The only downside is your bud will have flat spots if you lay them down, which really isn't a big deal. Even bud that's put in glass jars will conform to the edges a little bit.
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Seriously? Give me a break dude. It didnt sound like he was drying under a HID.
It is not imperative that cannabis dries in the dark.
Why mislead people to think they have to dry in pitch black its not like that. It just shouldnt be in DIRECT light.
I think people hear or read something and never try anything else different then what they read so they dont actually know. I have dried in the corner of my room w/ hps running on others. It turned out dank. Yeah not the ideal spot but its fine. I really could tell no difference. Maybe scientifically analyzing it it may have had a few more amber trichs (for all you weed scientist that are going to argue me) but yeah was still dank
To the OP me personally id just leave those suckers in there to die. Forget about that room when its harvest time and come back in a week and go to work. I get the most consistent results by trimming after the plants are dead and not full of chlorophyll. Also smokes and taste great after the 1 week. Gives it a nice partial cure. 3-4 weeks after that in jars fing premo! Just dont let the temps go over 90 because THAT is guaranteed to degrade the thc and humidity over 60% can promote mold. ESPECIALLY IN DARK AREAS. And try if possible to keep them out of direct light because it to degrades the thc. And fyi its the UV in strong light not just ANY light.
All this humidor jar cure RH% timer Open, timer close bag 3 times a day do this do that bs is enough to make anyone "stressed" about drying. Just let them die & dry and you wont be disappointed and it by far is the easiest way.
I started off with large boxes that would fit inside the big plastic yard bags. just ran string and hung limbs from the string. I sealed the box with a small fan in side. put the bag over it to seal it up fairly air tight. opened the box once a day till bud was about dry. At about 70 it took 6 days to dry then about another week burping jars. Never tried letting them die then trim. I have trimmed dryer limbs and didn't care for it to much. going on a year and only have a jar or two left. it's as good now or better then when it was fresh.
It's basic cannabis growing not to expose harvested weed to UV light.
I wouldn't recommend anyone to dry & cure their weed in a flowering room.
Sure you can do it if you have to, the same could be said for a lot of things but it's still not a wise thing to do.
Most serious growers dry their weed in blacked out spaces, same goes for storing.
Sure you can have a bulb in there so you can see what you're doing but no grower with respect for himself would dry in a room that is constantly lit, whether it's direct light on the buds or just an unblocked window which allows sunlight to stream in.
If you want the best from you product you keep temps steady, RH levels even and light exposure to a minimum.
I'm in no way trying to mislead anyone, I'm simply giving him my best advice to ensure he gets as much out of his product as possible.
Lower the standards if you want but don't try to write it off as me misleading people.
well you did say CANT..
No anger what so ever. Just sarcasm.
If you want to be super scientific about it and "not lower your standards" then any knowledgeable grower would give the plants 24-36 hrs complete darkness also before harvest to increase trich production. I just get the best of both worlds the way I do it because the plant lives in the drying room many days after it is pulled increasing trich production and drying out at the same time.
Edit: My preferred drying area is also dark (well green light when need be) but its not imperative it be so just ideal. Only reason I dried in the flower room was my dry area was full but everything turned out fine.
Some of the dankest shit I smoked was dried in a barn outside in the summer. The barn was not light tight either. And temps were pretty high...in the mid to upper 80's or so. Also in my experience temperature (anything under 90degrees) had little effect on drying except on the speed. I always say 90 degrees but the exact number if I remember correctly that thc degrades at is 88 degrees.
For me and the way I dry RH & temp can basically do whatever they want as long as it does not go above 90 degrees or 60% rh I have fire just as good as anything I can get at any dispensary. I have let them sit out for up to 3 weeks and still lost no flavor. Always the same. For me its full proof.
Trim at harvest when everything is still fully alive and juggle with rh and temp. Monitoring your product everyday so it does not dry to fast and possibly lose flavor and potency. Or... Let them die out and walk away its up to you. I have done both ways many times and everytime I let the plant die out I have superb results. Ive fed up the dry a few times the other way. Also you dont have to be trimming dry if you dont like. You can trim day 3-5 and its still easy peasy. On a final note if you chop sewey when the plant is alive and end up with low smell, little flavor, or a grass/hay smell then you know why...your dry juggle was most likely off.
If anyone would prefer the scientific explanation on why this process is easier and works better I can type that up also..would be like the 4th or 5th time but no prob just say the word and ill say 100 more
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