A perfect cure every time

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

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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    I've tried doing that as well.
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    I wouldn’t store it long term at 66%, but if you want to smoke it quickly and are willing to take it out of the jar and air it out every day or so then it should be fine I think...
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    well is a 3% difference in humidity really going to make a huge difference?
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Well, I stored sum last year at around 67% and by the time I got around to smoking it (5-6months later) about 20% of it had mold.
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    I got ya, I don't think ill be storing it more than a month or 2. The RH fluctuates. It will go down to 64%, then a couple hours later it will be back up to 66% so im just gonna burp it a little bit more and close them up
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    yes, the cut off for curing processes is 63% rh, when the weed drops below 63, the curing stops, and cannot be restarted.
    once you get above 65% rh, the risk of mold starts to rise, so the sweet spot for curing is 64% rh, and temps under 70F.
    it's not the end of the world if you can't get those exact numbers, those are just the optimums, but you do really need to keep an eye on it if you can't get your rh below 65%.
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    I've been airing them outside the jars for 20mins at least once a day to hopefully inhibit any mold growth.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    store them in a cool place if you can, mold won't die if you freeze it, but it has a harder time getting started at temps below 70, and will stay dormant until you warm it up if it is present.
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    The only place I can think is in my basement, but that's also where my tent is. The RH down there is around 66-67F and 66% RH whereas temps in my closet are around 75F and 56% RH. I know the temp increase can account for the RH drop though so maybe storing em down there would be better?
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Yea, if it’s fluctuating then just leave it out for an hour and then jar it back up and check on it about 30 minutes later. It will get there. I would also invest in some Boveda 62% packs to help maintain a constant %
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    I have some already. I just wanted to see if I could do it without those, as I heard they can have an affect on taste/smell 0
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    im pretty sure ill be able to get it down, I was just more along the lines of the what if I couldn't type of question. its been about a week and a half since I jarred them, and im actually glad its been so slow, as I think I cut them off the branch too soon.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    75 is ok at 56% humidity, cooler would be better, but you should be ok with that
     
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    Aolelon

    Aolelon Well-Known Member

    Cool, Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.
     
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