Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by On Off Dem Grapes, Aug 28, 2008.
5 days? 6? or a week??
takes me 3-4 days, then brown bags for another 3-5 days & its good enough for the jars.
5-7 then ready for cure.
ditto . . . cure forever if you want.
nothing over a month for me. It really starts to get worse after some point.
Well, I'd guess the bag speeds drying things up.
I'm at 2 months now and it's just getting awful . . . awful excellent, just beautiful, honestly! In fact, I just sucked and sealed my stash in separate, mostly pint-sized jars the other night, meaning to me that they're perfect (done curing) and no further deterioration is desired, as in zero.
I'm fairly confident that others are curing much longer than I am. I suspect I may put them in the jars a bit less-dry than many dare. I have all the time in the world to check them and ward off mold.
Two Months to Smoke your Weed? Really? Is curing that crazy. Is that where the really expensive dank smells through baggies, your jeans, your luggage ect.?
It's smokable at two-weeks, just not finished to my definition of perfection.
In six months, the buds I cure are still nice and pliable, kinda like a freshly dried peyote buttons . . . I don't know that I'm doing what most do, but this has worked for me for many, many years. As long as I don't leave any jars open too long, my budz never* totally dry, nor mold.
* the bottom of the barrels are just like everyone else's . . . dry and can be powdery.
This harvest is the first time I've tried sucking all the air out and sealing the jars. I used this Pump and Seal food saver vacuum sealer is better than Tilia FoodSaver which apparently worked great. I'm hoping this will kinda put the stash in a void where it can't really do anything but wait for me to use it.
i dry usually 3- 4 days depending on nug size and density. up to a week at the longest for me
also 4 days till for me, they seem to smell more the longer you leave em < 2 weeks i'm pretty clueless on curing it.
i like to wait until the day i would water again, then chop. Then i'll hang dry them for 5-6 days. then into jars with boveda packs for as long as you wish. I chopped one plant the day after we watered it, and i definetly noticed that it needed more time to hang dry, and even after like 8 days i wasn't happy, so i threw it in paper bags for 3 days, which seemed to help. This was a different strain from the rest, so i dont know if it was strain dependent or if it was because we just watered it. Just some food for thought. Happy smoking
Boveda fan here..
does drying make it smell loud
No, genetics do.
You HAVE to dry it - wet weed doesn't get you high
Curing increases the taste and make it smoke nicer, difference between homegrown and top shelf
i was drying my best plant ever this past week. Humidity around the room ranged 60-70% for the whole week. Temp was 68-75. Good air movement, no light. Best ever texture after 7 days hanging.
I manicured them and jarred em up with gauges and boveda 62s. Jars are all holding at 62-64%. I call that excellent drying for one week. The newer lower % bovedas were sold out last i looked; though i find the 62s are fine.
60-70% humidity is WAY to high of humidity for what ever you're doing with those plants. No more than 30 or mold and bud rot. And you best be opening those curing jars every 1-2 days for at least an hour.
5 days at 65-68 degrees and 50-55% humidity, the exhaust fan was kept running and the door closed just enough to keep the smell from escapng
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