Harvesting multiple strains

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Bluemt, Mar 3, 2018.

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    Bluemt

    Bluemt Member

    Hello, I have four strains finishing up. 3 of the 4 will go all the way to day 70. The other will be ready day 60. What can I do to harvest it when I can only hang dry in the tent. Can’t have the house stinking up and the garage is too cold and damp. Don’t want the light to have a negative impact on the potency. TIA.
     

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    NGA

    NGA Well-Known Member

    The tent it is ,drying it under lights is nothing new been done by many people ,if it's good it'll be good when it's dry
     
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    stoned-monkey

    stoned-monkey Well-Known Member

    Could just wait and cut all together. Try to aviod direct light, and choose a cooler spot with good humidty.
     
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    Howard Burn

    Howard Burn Well-Known Member

    In the past when I had less room I would just hang dry in the same flowering tent ABOVE the lights, always worked well, kept a perpetual going
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I wouldn'tdry in the light if i could avoid it but you gota do what you gota do

    Just whatch the humidity
     
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    roony

    roony Well-Known Member

    DSC024531.jpeg Get a large cardboard box and hang in that
     
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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    The whole point is that they are concerned about smell. A cardboard box is not going to contain the smell of drying cannabis.
    I'm kinda with stoned monkey in this one... high temps and bright lights are both terrible for drying buds.. If the tent is the only option for drying I'd probably compromise and harvest the whole tent at let's say day 66 or 67.
     
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    roony

    roony Well-Known Member

    You tape the seams on the box and I bet theres no reasonable differance in smell between that and the tent
     
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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    How do you exchange the air with the box sealed up? You can just trap the same stale air in the box for the entire time. If there is air exchange with no carbon filter in the mix it will definitely stink.
     
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    roony

    roony Well-Known Member

    I didn't see where he had a carbon filter but you would do it the same way you crack jars during the rest of the curing stage and light a candle when you do it I guess but if tent is the only option I vote letting the one go a little longer than cutting the other two short 10 to 15 days early great looking buds btw congrats bluemt
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I use to dry in a big cardboard box for years :)

    Then the box got too small
     
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    roony

    roony Well-Known Member

    I've never had to but friends did it gets hard to fit bunch heres one of my plants hangin in spare bed room 20170918_205706.jpg
     
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    roony

    roony Well-Known Member

    How was the smell and air exchange process like coldsmoke
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Nice!

    Ive gone to a 5ft wide 2ft deep 6 foot tall wire shelf rack wrapped in panda.

    Works great. Would probably fit your harvest in it
    Its surprising how much you can fit in them .

    But i think im going to build a bigger charcoal filterd dry box.

    Last run stunk up the place more then usual haha
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Just like what you said just crackem open for air and tape em shut for smell.

    It works well its an old growers trick like drying in a paper bag.

    The box itself helps disipate moisture and contain the terpines nicley.(uncoated box)

    Boxes worked for many years for me .

    Then the harvest got too big :)

    But i need to get a new drying setup ready soon as im in week 2 :)
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    why not use the box INSIDE the room with the filter... cut some veltalation holes or even afix a small fan to move air... then you can hide from the light while still being within a carbon filtered space... and hopefully harvesting this plant will make room for the box?
     
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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    This is a good idea!
     
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    Bluemt

    Bluemt Member

    Thanks everyone. I don’t want to cut late for one and early for others. I like my terpines just right, lol! I’ll use a box in the tent. There is a carbon filter in there. Here’s a better shot of my babies.
     

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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    Nice looking plants!
     
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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    Beauties! I dont blame you not wanting to cut early! What is the darker One? Also to control humidity look into safe dehumidifier they basically a a giant silica packet that can plug in to re charge. Should help control the humidity In the box in a tent.
     

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