Why must it be dark to dry?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by gogrow, Feb 5, 2008.

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    gogrow

    gogrow confused

    why do we hang our buds in complete darkness to dry? the reason i ask is b/c i read in an old issue of high times that the reason aculpulco gold was a golden color was because it was sunbleached from drying in the sun. if this is true, why then does everyone stress that it must be dark in the drying room?
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    Skeen

    Skeen Active Member

    cuz apparently light kills the THC... hang it water in dries faster.
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    gogrow

    gogrow confused

    hang it in water? so light degrades thc?
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    Skeen

    Skeen Active Member

    lol i was joking about hanging it in water. Just hang it upside down in a dark warm well ventilated place. Easy. 4 Days dry. Jar it/or smoke it.
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    Skeen

    Skeen Active Member

    and ye light degrades THC
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    kingding2385

    kingding2385 Well-Known Member

    when you dry your harvest do you hang the entire plant (root ball and all) or do you cut off the branches with the bud on it and hang them?
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    gogrow

    gogrow confused

    i hang the branches with bud, manicured of course. there is really no reason to hang the roots with the rest of the plant, no thc, just taking up space; but hanging the entire plant is ok, just make trimming a bitch
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    raeman1990

    raeman1990 Well-Known Member

    actually putting your bud in water WILL make it dry faster, its called water curing. you out bud in water for 7-10 days, change water every day, keep dark, then after 19 days or so dry it out and you have cured bud, the water gets rid of the chlorophill and makes the smoke a lot smoother
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    raeman1990

    raeman1990 Well-Known Member

    i meant 9 days not 19, it only takes max 15 days to water cure, but the bud is almost too smoothe
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    kingding2385

    kingding2385 Well-Known Member

    how much water do you put your bud in? like submerge it?
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    7evendayfall

    7evendayfall Active Member

    after 9 days of curing, how long should we dry for?
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    MsMILFweed

    MsMILFweed Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't think it would be to soak the bud, just put the end of a the stem in water? Is that the idea? Sounds interesting, I'll try it next time, except, what's to stop the stem from trying to root?
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    kingding2385

    kingding2385 Well-Known Member

    yes milfweek...that would be a good thought considering you just snipped your buds. i'd like for someone to explain this method more.
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    Weed Guy

    Weed Guy Master Roller

    You completely submerge your buds and they will dry underwater.....Trust me it works. Read the Grow FAQ, posted below:

    GROWFAQ

    Its actually very simple to do, and makes it a nicer smoke IMO....
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    email468

    email468 Well-Known Member

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    MsMILFweed

    MsMILFweed Well-Known Member

    Wow, that sounds really cool. I've got some reading to do.

    Thanks for the links.
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    SunnyD

    SunnyD Well-Known Member

    also darkness helps the chlorphyll break down
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    kingding2385

    kingding2385 Well-Known Member

    thanks for the all the information
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    exzile

    exzile Well-Known Member

    dont forget to make some thc drops to when your done. :D cant forget those
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    dangerdoom

    dangerdoom Active Member



    what are THC drops?

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