Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by SimonD, Mar 22, 2012.
I've tried doing that as well.
could try getting a safe dehumidifier, they are made for gun safes and have a large amount of desiccant in them. You plug them in to "recharge" it and they are pretty cheap. Can usually be found at a big box hardware store. add one of these to the paper bag or like a sealed rubber maid.
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...
well is a 3% difference in humidity really going to make a huge difference?
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.
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
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%.
I've been airing them outside the jars for 20mins at least once a day to hopefully inhibit any mold growth.
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.
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?
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 %
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
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.
75 is ok at 56% humidity, cooler would be better, but you should be ok with that
Cool, Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.
This was supposed to be a laughing face
Can I still do it if ive cut everything down to buds?
my current crop is curing, meters are reading 62% - it has that weird kinda minty smell at the moment that always seems to happen, how often should i burp the jars to get rid of this and for how long?
Now is when you want to slow it down and take your time getting it to whatever % you like your buds for smoking. As long as you don't go below 55%. At 62% I would only be burping once a day for a few minutes. At 60% I would only burp every few days to once a week.
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