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A perfect cure every time

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by SimonD, Mar 22, 2012.

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    Braman

    Braman Well-Known Member

    Hello. What could cause buds go airy.. After drying density has lowered a lot.. I have not startet curing, waiting till RH drops below 60%
     
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    Braman

    Braman Well-Known Member

    its + 30 C outside and I cant get lower than 70% rh in my clothes wardrobe.. I guess i will buy dehumidifier, those with tablets inside. Are they ok?
     
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    mmajunkie100

    mmajunkie100 Active Member

    Boveda pack 60% humidity
     
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    Philip-O

    Philip-O Well-Known Member

    Hello! I would like to pick your brains regarding a possiblity that was mentioned early in the thread, although I did not see any further developments of it. It is about setting up a fridge to work as a "curing chamber" using electrical temperature and humidity controllers to power on/off said fridge and a small electronic humidifier, as the meat curing people do (carefully cured buds and meat sounds fun). Would it be worth it (for cure and medium/long term storage) to be able to keep to product at about 50f, and control humidity at will?

    This is the kind of project I´m talking about, just that I´m curious if it could be used for bud as well. http://mattikaarts.com/blog/meat-curing-at-home-the-setup/
     
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    indicoxy12

    indicoxy12 Active Member

    Thanks for the link ill do some research on this my batch is airy and still smell like grass after weeks of curing (since sept5) next grow ima let the plant dehydrate before chop im tired of this shit
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    yeah, i believe that would work great, i'm thinking about it now myself
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    Your comparing apples to oranges with meat to weed. But.... I see what you're going for and I'm sure it is possible. The thing with curing weed is if it's done properly it never leaves its curing area. Take mason jars for example, you cure and store in them. My weed that is in long term storage just keeps getting better, every time I get about half way through a new jar of pot if find myself thinking damn that's better than the last one. It's a noticeable difference. I keep them in a dark space at about 60℉. It's all in the technique that you use to control your cure environment. Anyways sorry for the rant, but I do think you can do what you're trying. You will just have to experiment to get it dialed. Good luck.
     
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    Philip-O

    Philip-O Well-Known Member

    Seems like a [literally] cool project and not too complicated, right? It might be way overkill though, so that is why I´m interested in hearing how much value is placed on close control of temp./humidity (+ being able to dry and cure at lower temps).

    @macsnax , I realize that temps./humidity requirements are quite different for curing weed and meat and that they change at different stages of the processes, etc. But since the equipment is capable of doing both, I guess that with proper cleaning it could be used between harvests to dry age steaks, keep brines, etc.

    Once the weed reaches a proper state (a stable 60%RH perhaps?), I would jar it, probably using my foodsaver jar "
    "sealer" attachment.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    62% is supposed to be "perfect" for weed, just enough to allow curing, not enough to allow mold or mildew
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    I hear you man, projects like yours are fun. I would keep in mind that curing at a low temp slows the cure. But a longer, slower cure turns out better. Keep us posted on your adventures.
     
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    Grimtek

    Grimtek Member

    Hey everyone! Im new to the forum and had some questions'for a buddy'

    So he just harvested. And hes about to go out of state without anyone to watch over his spot. My question is how would one go about drying cannabis while traveling?
    Maybe just jar and burp alot till they r dry and then start the cure? If anyone has some info they can drop to help my buddy out please feel free to let me in on the process. Thanks in advance yall
     
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    Moldy

    Moldy Well-Known Member

    If he's just hung the stems to dry the buds down in average conditions he probably has a week +/- a day before they need jarring. If he's jarred them already it shouldn't be a huge problem if they're under 70 rh. They be okay for a week or so.
     
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    Grimtek

    Grimtek Member

    thanks for the quick reply, ill have him try that
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see this thread still up. It's taught probably thousands of growers to dry/cure the right way. Wonder whatever happened to SimonD?
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    How long have you stored before throwing away?
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    I store in mason jars, but after about 10 months I throw away whatever is left. It eventually turns brown and it tends to give me a lil headache at that point....Does this sound about right or should I be able to store it longer than this??
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    I
    I have some Bruce banner from about 9 months back. No browning yet, try boveda packs.
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Yea, I use the Boveda 62% humidity packs.
    I love growing, but I'm not a big smoker, so I give a lot away, but I just wish I cld find away to store it inexpensively for about 1.5yrs instead of only 8-10 months...
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    Try vacuum sealing in mason jar with a boveda. There's a few around here that talk of a year and a half shelf life. Are you storing in a cool and dark place too?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    it should store for years if you've cured it right. as long as its close to 62% rh in the jar when you seal it up, it should finish its cure and then just get better for quite a while, but even when it finishes curing, it should hold there for at least a couple of years, if not longer. i've smoked weed that was 5 years in the jar, and it still tasted good, and got me fucked up.
     
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