do they look ready?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by reeper2013, Feb 7, 2018.

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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    If you do, don’t put it directly on the bud. With 25% rH, you should just hang dry it. You don’t want to overdry, or you will completely lose your terpenes and all your effort will have been for flavorless, odorless bud.
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    if I just use the ventilation fan on a timer on 15 min. off 60 min. and one of the 8 inch fans blowing around the bottom of the tent. do you think that would keep it from drying to fast?
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    I would be leary of a fan blowing on the weed, also you just have to get temp and humidity gauge and then make whatever adjustments need made.
    We cant tell you how long on or off or any of that.
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    If you hang dry it, and dry it slow in an area large enough to let mousture escape, that should be all you need for the first 4-5 days. It won’t mold, just drying and hanging. Not at 25% rH, anyway. You should just hang dry and be patient. If you rush it, you could ruin it for yourself.
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    I just mean a fan circulating air around the bottom. I don't have any problem with temp.i can keep it regulated + or - 2 degrees with the heating and cooling system I have in the room. I have a cool mist digital humidifier but I was worried about mold with it. I'm having a whole house humidifier being installed next month but that doesn't do me any good right now.lol
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    ok thanks ill just hang it and check it several time a day. I have a friend that told me if it starts to dry to fast to put it in a black plastic bag for 24 hours and then re hang it.would you guys recommend do that to get a longer dry time?
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    Definitely not. That will make it mold. After it dries for 4-7 days (Don’t let it dry out to the snapping point) cut the buds off, put them in a mason jar and burp twice a day for 30 minutes to an hour, maybe even 2, then reseal. Occasionally, take the buds entirely out, let them dry for 30 minutes, then put the stuff that was on the bottom of the jar on the top and vice versa. You want to break down the chlorophyll in your plant and kind of ferment your terpenes for at least 6-8 weeks, curing it slowly, before smoking it. It’s like fermenting beer. You’re letting the moisture from the inside can the bud come out and reconstitute the dry outside, and you’re allowing it to finish using up its life energy, and “ferment” the terpenes.
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    ok that's why I asked because it didn't sound like a good ideal to me either. but he said the guy he got the clone from does it all the time.so it makes me wonder if he's selling moldy product. I clipped one of the lower buds and quick dried it just so the wife and I could test it. the potency is fire but no smell or taste. it didn't even have any kind of a harsh or hay taste.is that normal for fresh buds like that?
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    It’s not even possible for it to have a taste/scent until the curing process has at least matured it. It may smell slightly/faintly like good bud, like when you rub the leaves, but there’s no way the taste of chlorophyll should be absent. You likely dried to fast.
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    your correct there was no taste or smell. but rubbing the leaves and stem. but at least we no the potency is there now. lol but now I'm not going to be able to get them cut and hung till Tuesday evening.got called to work all weekend.do you think they will go to far into the couch lock by then. I don't see but maybe 8 or 9 amber trichs so far? or should I have my son come over this weekend and do it? he's never done it either.lol
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    Im sure you can wait until tuesday.
    Maybe this is the universe telling you.
    "wait until tuesday" lol
     
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    reeper2013

    reeper2013 Member

    lol sounds good to me
     
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