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Help , HAY smell

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by gitarre10000, Feb 12, 2013.


    gitarre10000 Well-Known Member

    Hello ,
    Just harvested 4 GDP plants. They were in coco/perlite in 5gal buckets. 600w HPS. General Hydroponics Nutes and additives. Went 8 weeks and 1 week of pure RO. Tris were mostly
    cloudy when harvested. Dried hanging in dark for 4 days (75deg , 40% Hum) until starting to get crisp on outside. Clipped nugs off and put in air tight glass containers. burping twice a day.
    2nd day of curing the smell has changed to a HAY smell.
    In week 8 , I picked a small bud and dried for 2 days to test and the taste and smell was fantastic , and the buzz was amazing.
    What happened? or is this normal , been curing for 2 days so far.

    hiitsbob Well-Known Member

    read more about curing you may not be letting it get enough air when burping.

    gitarre10000 Well-Known Member

    This is day 2 of curing , Ive read on this forum to burp 15 min twice a day for the 1st week. I also move the nugs around when I burp to get air everywhere.
    Will it get the smell , taste and potency back after a week or 2 ?

    kryptoniteglo Well-Known Member

    Most likely. If you search "hay smell" you'll probably find hundreds of people asking the same questions. The pot smell goes away when you cut the plant (similar, I found, to the way it eased overnight with lights off) and then slowly returns with the week-10days of hanging a few weeks of curing.

    Drying in the dark at 55% humidity would have given you a couple of more days of that stage before overdrying, and that might have been a better idea. But I doubt 4 days will be a disaster -- I ended up having to abort my hang time on the first day, and a month later my pot smells like pot.

    But I was careful to slowly lower the humidity in the jars from 70% to 60% and have kept it there. Check out the A Perfect Cure sticky in Harvesting & Curing.

    Sand4x105 Well-Known Member


    gitarre10000 Well-Known Member

    So the great smell / taste and potency should be great again in a week or so of curing ?
    Thanks everyone

    polyarcturus Well-Known Member

    more thanlikely harvested early, remember to wait it out, you plants will really reek when you chop em and the pistils will be mostly brown.

    bseeds Well-Known Member

    if it smells like hay there cooking a little do to moister i would take out place on screen for a day in dark area for a day then back to jars and finish cureing them like your doing might have a little to much moister dont want you toget mild or mold

    Trousers Well-Known Member

    If we had some sort of smell-o-vision app, I could tell you if you fucked up.
    If you put the weed in the jar too early it will smell/taste weird and there is not much you can do about it.

    There is a curing smell and a hay smell

    gitarre10000 Well-Known Member

    They smell like MJ and hay mixed. Not like in the GR before chopping. the hairs were mostly brown , 75%.

    gitarre10000 Well-Known Member

    Hello ,
    Day 3 of curing and its really starting to smell like MJ , is that how the process is suppose to go ?

    Trousers Well-Known Member

    then you are fine.

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