Curing with natural gasses

charlieo

Member
I was testing if starting the curing process, instead of with oxygen, combinding tiny amounts of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane combine so when it breaks down with the hydrogen sulfide and ammonia it will produce a more potent cannabis product all around (smell taste and burn rate thus making the weed stronger). So far ive been just injecting the gas straight into the jars during burping and it seems to be working. My gorilla glue is funkier and tastier than ever. The only thing ive noticed is that the herb is tending to shrink down in the jars getting more compact and dense. has anyone else tried this or maybe tried any other gasses (like whippits or something)
 

Wastei

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I was testing if starting the curing process, instead of with oxygen, combinding tiny amounts of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane combine so when it breaks down with the hydrogen sulfide and ammonia it will produce a more potent cannabis product all around (smell taste and burn rate thus making the weed stronger). So far ive been just injecting the gas straight into the jars during burping and it seems to be working. My gorilla glue is funkier and tastier than ever. The only thing ive noticed is that the herb is tending to shrink down in the jars getting more compact and dense. has anyone else tried this or maybe tried any other gasses (like whippits or something)
The title made me think of the "benefical practice" of farting on harvested flowers! Lol! In what way do you think your flowers is more potent by curing this way? You can't bring forward something that isn't in the bud from first place.

What's wrong with the curing we all been doing for ages? Are you friends with @BobCajun? At least you're not saying growers with 30 years of experience are all idiots and been doing it the wrong way for all the years. Cheers!
 

tstick

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I believe that part of the curing process relies on oxidation. Once the marijuana has been allowed to oxidize to the "perfect" ripeness, then you want to hold it at that point and store the marijuana in a way that doesn't allow it to continue to oxidize. I have been kicking around some ideas for long-term storage with CO2 and possibly nitrogen. At the moment, I have been vacuum pumping the air out of the storage jars with a hand held vacuum thing made for mason jars and I've been able to extend the storage time, but it doesn't stop the process of oxidation...just slows it down.
 

BobCajun

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The title made me think of the "benefical practice" of farting on harvested flowers! Lol! In what way do you think your flowers is more potent by curing this way? You can't bring forward something that isn't in the bud from first place.

What's wrong with the curing we all been doing for ages? Are you friends with @BobCajun? At least you're not saying growers with 30 years of experience are all idiots and been doing it the wrong way for all the years. Cheers!
Hi, c*nt, not talking about people who aren't noobs like you are ya?
 

Wastei

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Ethylene gas is released by the plant to promote ripening right? I’m pretty sure big commercial operations use it to speed up ripening on things like bananas. OP might be on to something here.
Ethephon is the most widely used PGR for supplemental ethylene.

Seen guys use it on this forum I believe but can't remember who.
 

WubbaLubbaDubDub

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I’m just thinking of the awesome flavourful cherry’s you get in bc in the summer,when you go to someone’s house or a small orchard they pick a lot riper than any large scale grower does.
Then when you get back home to whatever Provence you live in and go and grab some cherry’s at whatever big box store and those gas ripened cherry’s are all garbage with no flavour.
I’m not sure if you can rush perfection
 

MICHI-CAN

Well-Known Member
are we talking about putting an apple in a bag of buds to ripen them? It works for bananas!
Close. It is the bag trapping the released ethylene gas. Therefore enhancing oxidation..

I'm no molecular bio chemist by any means. Yet have dealt with gassing in commercial grows of fruit and decorative or cut flowers. I have been pondering this gas use thing for a few years. Old school still rules here. Yet if you started with nitrogen in your initial cure at close to proper humidity the buds would hald more green color. Yet loose green taste. While preventing O2 degradation to terps and THCA compounds. Oxidation is only desired for a short of time. Ethylene and O2 enhance this degradation. NO2 retards it. Jars can then be opened at 3-4 weeks to oxidize and ripen flavor profile as normal jar cure. Resulting in more stable THC and better flavors.

Only a lifetime of thought with a few trial runs with whippets. As well as a couple lengthy discussions with titled and pro growers shipping world wide.

That's my starting point. Can anyone further explain my flawed hypothesis? Been an itch of mine for years. TY.
 

sf_frankie

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Close. It is the bag trapping the released ethylene gas. Therefore enhancing oxidation..

I'm no molecular bio chemist by any means. Yet have dealt with gassing in commercial grows of fruit and decorative or cut flowers. I have been pondering this gas use thing for a few years. Old school still rules here. Yet if you started with nitrogen in your initial cure at close to proper humidity the buds would hald more green color. Yet loose green taste. While preventing O2 degradation to terps and THCA compounds. Oxidation is only desired for a short of time. Ethylene and O2 enhance this degradation. NO2 retards it. Jars can then be opened at 3-4 weeks to oxidize and ripen flavor profile as normal jar cure. Resulting in more stable THC and better flavors.

Only a lifetime of thought with a few trial runs with whippets. As well as a couple lengthy discussions with titled and pro growers shipping world wide.

That's my starting point. Can anyone further explain my flawed hypothesis? Been an itch of mine for years. TY.
Wait, you gave your plants whippets?

This guy likes to party
 

Rurumo

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I'm going to put an apple in a bag with some drying buds to see what happens, worst case scenario they smell like funky fruit. I will keep RIU apprised of my findings. Don't expect much.
 
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