Colorado curing

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by nurrgle, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM.

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    nurrgle

    nurrgle Well-Known Member

    I always see questions about drying and curing herbs. I have had to change my tech based on where I was living at the time.

    I am in Colorado now and just finished up a nice room and dried it in an ambient humidity of 23%. Obviously there are a ton of options like adding a humidifier or making a curing room but I am always focused on getting humidity out and don’t have the time space for a curing room.

    This is simple and hopefully help someone out who is dealing with low humidity climates.

    Week 9 I break down my plants, removing all the big fans and breaking the branches I to tup size sections.

    I hang these and it only takes about 3-5 days until the buds feel dry but the stems BEND not break.

    At that point I put everything Into the big yellow top tups. Within a couple of hours everything will moisten up again.

    Then I burp for a week, slowly letting the moisture out. If I was back on the West Coast I would worry about mold and things but I haven’t had any issues here.

    After that week I close everything up for another week then dry trim.

    This works great for me and I have been using the process for a while.
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    I pretty much do the same exact thing. Bud always come out tasty af. I've taught it to a few people and they thought I was nuts. Didn't want to have anything to do with it. Lol

    Edit, I'm in Co too.
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    I just chop and hang until the buds are probably a bit over-dry. then stick everything in resealable containers with one of the huge Boveda packs at 65%. i like those better than the 62's. i don't even bother burping anymore.
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    I use boveda's too once I get the buds down to 65%..... Kinda weird but I had a batch of boveda's that weren't keeping my jars at 62%, they were still soft too. It screwed me because I didn't catch it quick enough. I lost my cure, bad batch of packs I guess.
     
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    5BY5LEC

    5BY5LEC Well-Known Member

    I like brown paper grocery bags for the smaller nugs. Just shake it around once a day and have the bag off the ground When you reach in and they feel dry jar it and proceed as you like. I dried inside the tent with the fan on low. Going to try it with the big nugs next run.
    Probably wouldnt do this if I lived somewhere other than here.
     
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    Bearijuana

    Bearijuana Active Member

    Nice info. I'm on the eastern slopes of the rockies as well but a little further north eh. I was planning on keeping my tent at 65% humidity during my curing/drying process but your way sounds easier :)
     
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    70's natureboy

    70's natureboy Well-Known Member

    yellow top tupps? I'm not understanding this terminology. I'm thinking yellow top totes. Does Tupperware make something we should look at? I might try putting branches in totes if I get behind on trimming and the climate is too dry. Makes sense to me.
     
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    Bearijuana

    Bearijuana Active Member

    I am wondering as well. Any kind of Rubbermaid sealed tote is what you use? What size?
     

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