Humidity for drying?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by 415medical, Aug 11, 2008.

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    415medical

    415medical Active Member

    Another question for harvesting. What should i set the dehumidifier percent on the machine when i dry the plants? I've read so much on it and there's so much different answers. It ranges from 10% all the way to 50%?? i'm confused. And also want should the temp be when drying? I've just bought one of those dehumidifer A/C units from costco ($500) bucks. i hope this is worth it!! Any feedback will be gladly appreciated!!
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    GrowTech

    GrowTech stays relevant.

    Low temps and low humidity have been good for me.
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    415medical

    415medical Active Member

    does it mean i should set the machine @ 20% humidity and 60 degrees temp?
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    NeoAnarchist

    NeoAnarchist Well-Known Member

    what are u using to set the humidity and temps like that?
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    415medical

    415medical Active Member

    a $500 a/c and dehumidfier from costco.
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    smokeh

    smokeh Well-Known Member

    i wouldnt of paid for one of them. not sure on numbers. im not bothering with all that with my grow. if ur interested in numbers then id check the growfaq.

    just leave ur bud hanging in the dark with a fan on them for circulation.

    hope this helps
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    415medical

    415medical Active Member

    i wanted a fast drying method? would the dehumidifer and a/c work?
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    You guys need some patience...:mrgreen: If you can wait for them to grow then I'm sure you can wait for them to dry and cure at their own pace.:blsmoke:
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    GreenphoeniX

    GreenphoeniX Well-Known Member

    40-60% RH (Relative Humidity) and cool temps (15-20 degrees C, even up to 25C) is fine for drying. If you dry too quickly, the bud doesn't cure well or dry evenly causing the smoke to become harsher.
    30 day air cure, or 7 day water cure makes for smooth, nice smoke.

    Cheers.

    Check the link in my signature for definitions and things if some words are new to you.
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    "It mellows with age":mrgreen:
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    hitme

    hitme Well-Known Member

    how do you water cure?
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    GreenphoeniX

    GreenphoeniX Well-Known Member

    Check the link in my sig. It's got a quick definition there. Or search for it. There's a brief thing about it in the GrowFAQ:
    GROWFAQ
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    NeoAnarchist

    NeoAnarchist Well-Known Member

    you said 7 days water cure?? how do u water cure the buds tho?
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    Kludge

    Kludge Well-Known Member

    With water curing you literally soak your buds in water.

    Pick a container that will have plenty of space for the water after putting in your buds. It's best to use RO water since it will leach out more "stuff" and won't put anything into the weed. You DON'T want to use tap water, even if it's been dechlorinated because there's all sorts of other stuff in there too.

    Change the water every day making sure all buds are completely covered in water. I used a strainer to push the buds down for the first two days.

    You'll notice some pretty interesting smells coming from the water. I had a nasty chlorophyll smell, then a really nice perfume smell, then nothing. I only did it for 3 days though. You are supposed to dry your weed first so the aging process has happened before you do it but I didn't.

    It's VERY important to realize that water curing will remove all smell and taste from the bud. The potency is stll there but the flavor is gone.

    I'm going to try it again with a little bit of bud and wait the full 7 days to see how well it works with a vaporizer.
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    jointmcfatty

    jointmcfatty Well-Known Member

    What I cant seem to understand is how people have the patience to wait 8-10 weeks of flowering, but then they cant wait just 2 more weeks for drying. Obviously these people have never waited the necessary time, or they would all agree on how retarded it is to DRY FAST. Ive never seen so many crackheaded weedheads. GOTTA HAVE IT NOWWWWWWW LOL
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    GreenphoeniX

    GreenphoeniX Well-Known Member

    Well, you say 2 weeks for drying ... It actually takes 30 days to properly air dry/cure. you can DRY in 2-3 days. But unless you enjoy smoking chlorophyll, then you got 27-28 more days to wait.
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    GreenphoeniX

    GreenphoeniX Well-Known Member

    It doesn't remove ALL the taste and smell, just the majority or it! Haha. It's good to mix with tobacco (if you smoke cigs) in a spliff and smoke when your out coz people can't smell the weed over the tobacco and think you're just having a cigarette... or cigar... or wateva... tobacco pipe? :P hahaha
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    water curing just seems to be waste to me,The smells and tastes it gives off is one of a kind,why would you want to get rid of that:blsmoke:
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    GreenphoeniX

    GreenphoeniX Well-Known Member

    Well if the smell and taste is of chlorophyll and chemical fertilizers because you don't grow organically and/or don't flush properly, then you may want to get rid off it.

    Also if you want to have well dried and cured bud in about 9 days instead of 30 days then it's useful.

    I'm enjoy both air and water cure and refuse to take sides. Both have their place. The rest is up to the grower.
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    t0k3s

    t0k3s Well-Known Member

    Ive seen perfectly good grown buds water cured??And i just don't see why people cant wait for to dry and cure on its own pace,patience is a virtue:blsmoke:

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